A CROSSGATES man abused his former partner over a period of four months.

Gabriel Marin, 38, of Main Street, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that between March 1 and July 6 last year, at Sunnybraes Terrace, Steelend, he engaged in an abusive course of behaviour towards the woman by repeatedly shouting, swearing and making offensive remarks.

He also contacted her by phone and social media, making threats of violence repeatedly.

Marin appeared in the dock accompanied by a translator but had no solicitor representing him.

Through his translator, Marin asked for sentencing to be deferred again for him to speak to a solicitor.

Sheriff Peter Anderson agreed to do so and Marin will now be sentenced on March 8.