A NUISANCE caller who has repeatedly wasted emergency services time has been placed on yet another community payback order despite numerous warnings that he would be jailed if his behaviour continued.

Stephen Paterson, 41, of Kirkburn Drive, Cardenden, previously admitted that on January 12 at his home address he did behave in a threatening or abusive manner which was likely to cause a reasonable person to suffer fear or alarm in that he did struggle with a woman where she was struck on the head.

And, on April 20 at Flockhouse Avenue, he did for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to constables and employees of Police Scotland, persistently make use of a public electronic communications network in that he did repeatedly misuse the 999 emergency line for spurious reasons.

Defence solicitor, James Moncrieff, said the matters were last called on April 24 when his client appeared from custody.

He was released on the condition that he would complete unpaid work hours on a previous community back order.

Mr Moncrieff confirmed that he had since completed 128 hours of unpaid work.

Sheriff Craig McSherry ordered Paterson to complete another 160 hours of unpaid work.

The matter from April 20 was deferred for three months.