A 32-YEAR-OLD man sentenced last year for his abusive behaviour towards his former partner in Hill of Beath has not completed his unpaid work.

Darren Reape, formerly of Hill of Beath, now living at Lochleven Terrace, Kelty, appeared back at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He had been sentenced to do 90 hours of unpaid work in May last year.

Defence solicitor Alan Davie conceded the unpaid work had “not been progressing particularly well.”

Sheriff Craig McSherry extended the order by six months for the unpaid work to be done and warned Reape a prison sentence remains an option if he does not comply.

Reape had admitted that on April 17 last year, he repeatedly made unwanted phone calls and sent unwanted text messages to his ex-partner, requested that she abort her unborn child via text message and then attended at her home, repeatedly shouted, acted aggressively then struck and kicked a door.

The court was told Reape had been sending an “excessive number of messages” throughout the day.

That night, neighbours across the road were wakened by loud banging and Reape was seen standing at the back of his ex-partner’s home shouting.

Sheriff Francis Gill said at the time of sentencing: “This must have been very frightening for the complainer and the children in the house. You also have a very bad record.”

He imposed a community payback order with 90 hours of unpaid work, 24 months of supervision with alcohol counselling and participation in the Caledonian Programme for domestic offenders.