A MAN who terrorised his former partner in Dunfermline with unwanted calls and visits has been ordered to do unpaid work.

This was Marek Dobras' second domestic abuse conviction against the woman.

Dobras, 36, of Ivanhoe Place, Stirling, previously admitted that between January 30 and April 18 at Broomhead Drive and elsewhere he engaged in a course of conduct which caused his estranged partner fear and alarm in that he did persistently contact her by email, telephone and text and persistently attend her address.

Dunfermline Sheriff Court heard that the complainer had contacted the police to tell them Dobras had contacted her by various means over several months.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said the woman has replied to some of the messages before telling the accused that she did not wish to have any further contact with him.

But he continued to contact her and the woman decided to change her number.

On April 18, at 2pm, the complainer was on her balcony at her address when she saw a BMW which she recognised as belonging to the accused.

A short time later, she saw Dobras walking towards the block of flats where she lived and made a phone call.

At the same time, she received a phone call on her landline.

She became worried and called her friend, asking her to ring the police on her behalf because her English was poor.

The accused was subsequently arrested by officers at his workplace on April 19.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said: "They have a child together and that may explain his intentions to keep her in contact with her.

"But he accepts it was not welcome.

"He accepts the relationship is over and is in a new relationship.

"He is has been subject to a no-contact order since May for 12 months."

Sheriff James Macdonald said: "This is your second domestic aggravated offence and I understand that both of these offences were committed towards the same complainer.

"It is clear from the social work report that it suggests you remain at risk of similar offending.

"You should understand that you have come close to losing your liberty."

The sheriff imposed 160 hours of unpaid work and 18 months of supervision with a conduct requirement to engage in domestic abuse counselling.