A WOMAN kept receiving unwanted messages sent anonymously by her ex-partner.

She felt scared when she received one during a night out with a friend in a Dunfermline bar, asking: ‘Seven Kings busy?’

Darren Brewer had been ordered by the court previously not to contact the woman.

Brewer, 33, of Chapel Street, High Valleyfield, has now appeared back in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that having been granted bail on November 26, he breached the conditions between December 22-27 by contacting his ex-partner repeatedly, by sending her a series of e-mails.

Depute fiscal Katherine Fraser said the e-mails began with comments such as: ‘Merry Christmas’, ‘I hope you are well’ and ‘I miss you’.

However, the woman did not know who was sending them, asked: ‘Who is it?’ and ended up blocking e-mails from that account.

Then, when she was out in Dunfermline socialising with a friend, Brewer sent another e-mail saying: ‘Seven Kings busy?’

She was in that pub at the time but left after receiving the message. “She felt scared that he knew her whereabouts,” said the depute. Police were contacted later.

Defence solicitor Gordon Martin said his client had seen his ex-partner was at that particular pub via a post she had posted on another social media app.

Sheriff Charles Macnair said sending the message letting the woman know he was aware of her whereabouts was “very sinister”.

He fined Brewer £520 and imposed a non-harassment order for 12 months.