A KELTY man who breached a bail order the day after it was imposed is now behind bars.

James Murray was found hiding in his partner’s home after being told to stay out of her street.

However, when police went to her house at 8.10am, they found Murray in a wardrobe there.

Murray, 50, of Keltyhill Crescent, appeared from custody at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that having been granted bail on January 3 on condition that he did not enter his partner's street in Kelty, or approach her, he breached this order on January 4.

Sheriff James McDonald, who had imposed the bail order, was not impressed to see Murray back in the dock.

Defence solicitor Elaine Buist admitted: “He’s basically thumbed his nose at the court. The facts are what they are. I can’t paint a rosier picture.”

Sheriff McDonald commented: “The ink was barely dry on the order.”

The sheriff called for reports and refused bail. Murray will remain in custody until sentencing on January 30.