A MAN who was found hiding under bed covers after breaching bail conditions banning him from contacting his former partner has been ordered to do unpaid work.

Kevin Bishop, 47, of Barclay Street, Cowdenbeath, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He had previously admitted breaching a bail condition that he did not enter a house in King Street or approach or contact his former partner on June 2 when he entered the house and was in her company.

Depute Fiscal, Azrah Yousaf, said the couple had been together for 13 years and after the relationship had ended, Bishop had been granted bail with the condition not to approach or contact her.

She had sent him messages asking if could come and help put up bunk beds. However, police received a call that day with information that he was in the house.

Officers attended and found him hiding under bed covers.

Solicitor, Elaine Buist, said her client had received a request to attend at the house.

"He appreciated it was his special bail conditions and it was up to him to adhere to these," she added.

Sheriff Charles Macnair placed Bishop on a community payback order requiring him to do 60 hours of unpaid work within three months.

"Having regards to the circumstances of this breach, initially it was brought on by the person who the order was designed to protect," he said. "It doesn't remove responsibility but it does mitigate."