A ROSYTH man pestered his former partner for more than nine months after they split up.

As a result, 53-year-old William Stewart, Primrose Avenue, found himself in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

Stewart was caught on CCTV staring through the woman’s window and kicking her door when she was out.

Stewart admitted that between January 1 and October 7, at St Andrews Street, Dunfermline, he engaged in an abusive course of conduct towards his former partner.

He attended repeatedly at her home uninvited. On one occasion, he peered into windows and kicked the back door.

He placed handwritten letters and a credit card through her letterbox repeatedly and phoned her repeatedly.

Depute fiscal Eve McKaig said the couple had been in a relationship for five years until January.

Then, between January and October, Stewart attended the woman’s house, putting hard-written letters through her door. In them, he was apologising and asking for the relationship to be rekindled.

On one occasion after a card had been put through the door, the woman checked her CCTV and it showed Stewart peering through her windows and kicking the back door.

Stewart, representing himself, said: “I do apologise for what happened. I’ll not be repeating it I can assure you. It’s finished.”

Sheriff Wylie Robertson imposed a community payback order with 18 months supervision and alcohol counselling.

He also imposed a two-year non-harassment order.