A 20-YEAR-OLD man has appeared in court where he admitted stalking another male in Dunfermline over a period of more than five years.

James McCallum, 20, currently detained at Polmont young offenders' institution, appeared from custody at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted he was engaged in a course of conduct on various dates between January 1, 2012, and March 2, 2017, at Broomhead Park and Castleblair Park, Dunfermline, which caused the male fear or alarm.

He repeatedly approached and spoke to him, declared his love for him, stared at him, followed him, attended in the vicinity of his home address and loitered outside, asked others to pass messages to him, travelled to Dunfermline in an effort to meet him and on October 11 last year, he contacted the victim’s 11-year-old brother asking him to pass on messages and refused to desist despite repeated requests to do so.

He also admitted breaching bail conditions imposed at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on October 17 not to enter Dunfermline by travelling there on March 2.

Sheriff Charles MacNair called for reports and McCallum will remain in custody until he is sentenced on July 6.