AN ALLOA man has been ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work as well as attend psychological counselling after appearing at Alloa Sheriff Court last week.

Connor Smith, whose address was given as Standalane, Kincardine, appeared for sentencing after reports were called for at his last appearance on October 19.

His guilty charges date back as far as 2015 when he assaulted a female by grabbing and dragging her by the hair, punching her on the head and pinning her against a wall while holding a piece of broken glass to her throat.

A week later on January 25, Smith assaulted the same female by striking her head with a vacuum cleaner.

After being granted bail on February 12, Smith broke his bail conditions by repeatedly contacting the female between July 5 and 6.

On various occasions between August 18 and 19, 2016, the 24-year-old engaged in a threatening or abusive course of conduct towards the same female by repeatedly sending her text messages of an offensive and threatening nature, in the knowledge that the communication was unwanted.

On those same dates, Smith attended the female’s property uninvited, entered the house, pour ed talcum powder on her clothing and hid her make-up.

Then on June 27, 2017, Smith while at Broomieknowe, Tullibody, wilfully or recklessly damaged the property of another by striking windows with a concrete block.

He also broke another nonharassment order against the previous female by repeatedly communicating, or attempting to, between the dates of April 19 and May 23, 2017.

The author of the criminal justice report said they bore “severe reservations” about Smith’s ability to carry out a community payback order (CPO).

His defence lawyer, Claire McCarron, told the court that he must change his attitude.

She said: “He has attitudes which require work, especially regarding domestic abuse. He has struggled to accept his relationship is over. “He must get himself into a position of stability,” she continued.

Sheriff David Mackie warned Smith that this is his final chance at a community based disposal.

He was given a two-year supervision order, ordered to enrol on the Caledonian Programme, told to attend psychological counselling and must complete 150 hours of unpaid work in the next six months.