A DOCTOR at Dunfermline’s Lynebank Hospital was threatened repeatedly in anonymous letters.

The poison pen letters sent to the hospital for 18 months were deeply offensive and contained death threats.

The writer was eventually identified as 57-year-old Alan Simpson, of Kennedy Crescent, Dunfermline, whose sister had previously been a patient at the hospital.

When he appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court, it emerged Simpson was apparently unhappy over her treatment.

Simpson admitted that between March 1, 2018, and August 30, 2019, he repeatedly sent anonymous letters containing abusive language, threats of violence and homophobic comments to staff members at Lynebank Hospital.

The letters to and about the doctor repeatedly called him “evil” and made threats to kill him.

The letters referred to the victim as an “evil homo doctor” and also stated: “We all hope he gets AIDS.”

Other threats included: “We’ll be able to get him at his home” and “When we get him, you can guarantee he will be off the face of the Earth.”

Sheriff Charles MacNair imposed a community payback order with 185 hours of unpaid work.