A ROW over chicken balls led to a Dunfermline man bombarding a Chinese takeaway with more than 200 phone calls.

Ian Fraser was unhappy about the phone having been put down on him and reacted by trying to block the hot food shop’s phone line.

Jobless Fraser later admitted he had been “a complete pillock”.

Fraser, 31, of Broomhead Drive, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on January 15, at the Magic Wok takeaway, he repeatedly made more than 200 phone calls to the takeaway owner to cause her annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety and repeatedly made offensive remarks.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said that at 7.20pm, the owner received a phone call from a mobile number. It was a male’s voice on the phone being hostile towards her and she ended the call.

There were then a total of 206 calls to the takeaway from the same phone over the next two hours.

Police were contacted and later Fraser told them there were visitors at his home that and they decided to order a takeaway.

He said his partner had made the initial call and he had heard her arguing on the phone.

The depute added: “The accused said he would keep calling the takeaway to block their line.”

Defence solicitor John Bain said: “They decided to get a takeaway. His partner phoned first and there appears to have been an argument about whether they could have chicken balls in their order.

“He then took it upon himself to phone back and matters became heated. He then continued to pester her for the next two hours.

“He accepts that in his own words he was ‘a complete pillock’. He acted like an idiot and wants me to express his apologies to (the owner). It was a very senseless thing to do.”

Sheriff Craig McSherry fined Fraser £400.