A DUNFERMLINE man has been given more time behind bars after deliberately flouting bail conditions on two occasions.

George Sweeney was told to stay away from his partner but decided to ignore this.

As a result, Sweeney, 47, found himself back at Dunfermline Sheriff Court, appearing from custody, and was jailed for seven months.

Sweeney, formerly of the James Bank Hostel, admitted that on March 9, he breached bail conditions not to approach or contact his partner at an address in Dunfermline.

He also admitted that on March 26 at an address in Dunfermline, he again breached bail conditions not to approach or contact her.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said on one of these occasions, Sweeney had fallen down stairs and knocked himself out after a drinking session.

The court was told that his partner was also intoxicated and that she phoned police by mistake instead of for an ambulance. Sweeney spent 24 hours in hospital after the fall.

Sweeney is currently in jail for stealing a bottle of vodka from Marks and Spencer with an earliest release date of May 14.

Sheriff Derek Reekie said: “These were deliberate breaches of court orders which cannot be tolerated. You breached the condition on 9th March and then again within another 17 days.”