A KELTY man went to his ex-partner’s home in the middle of the night and made threats to kill her.

Christopher Jones had been in Court for a previous domestic offence just three days before the incident.

Jones, 45, of Main Street, was back in dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court to be sentenced for his latest offence.

He admitted that, on December 9, at a different address in Main Street, he acted aggressively towards Alison Clark, his ex-partner, repeatedly contacted her by telephone and text message, attended at her home and repeatedly banged on a door there.

Depute fiscal Katherine Fraser said: "The accused and complainer had been in an on-off relationship for 16 months and it ended on December 7.

"On December 8 the complainer returned home from a works night out at about 1am. She went to bed but at around 2.30am she was wakened by banging on the back door which went on for 15 to 20 minutes.

"She was frightened. She went to hide in her child’s bedroom and contacted the police."

The woman later saw that she had 25 missed calls from Jones’ number.

He had sent messages including, “You’re going to need a new back door”, “Speak to me or I will come and f****** kill you”, “I will drag you out the f****** door” and “I’m coming to get you”.

Jones later told police: "I only wanted to speak to her."

Sheriff Craig McSherry told Jones: "You had sentence deferred on a previous domestic incident and were admonished on December 6. Here you were three days later banging on the woman’s door."

He imposed a community payback order with 120 hours of unpaid work and 12 months’ supervision.