A COWDENBEATH man bombarded his ex-partner with messages after she split up with him.

Barry Gibson’s attempts to woo the woman back only led to an appearance at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

Gibson, 38, of Broad Street, admitted that between December 16 last year, and January 1, at an address in Ballingry, he contacted his former partner by phone, text and social media despite having been asked repeatedly to desist.

He also attempted repeatedly to contact her through family members, attended at her home uninvited and left a quantity of gifts there.

He also breached bail conditions by contacting his former partner on March 18.

Depute fiscal Catherine Stevenson said that the messages sent were not threatening but they numbered more than 60. This was despite the woman ending their two-year relationship and telling Gibson she wanted no further contact with him.

Gibson also turned up at her door on one occasion and refused to leave until he was told the police had been called.

Sheriff James MacDonald said: “It was the quantity of messages here that caused alarm, not the content.”

He deferred sentence until December 14 for Gibson to be of good behaviour.