A KELTY man who continued to pester his former partner after she had ended their relationship has been sentenced in court.

Gary Szaranek, 45, of Centre Street, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that between August 1 and November 12, at Dullomuir Drive, Kelty, he sent the woman messages repeatedly via social media, attended at her home uninvited, delivered unwanted handwritten letters repeatedly, delivered flowers to her home and refused to cease contact with her when asked to do so.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said the couple’s four-year relationship ended in August.

However, Szaranek started sending the woman messages saying he did not want to be on his own and apologising for his behaviour.

He sent letters and had flowers delivered which led to the woman contacting the police. However, Szaranek continued to send messages.

Defence solicitor Peter Robertson said: “He’s persevered for her affections not in an abusive way but in a way that has caused her alarm.”

Sheriff Francis Gill told Szaranek: “She couldn’t have made it more clear to you that the relationship was at an end.”

The sheriff imposed a community payback order with 12 months of supervision and a two-year non-harassment order.