AN ALLOA man has had his sentence for stalking deferred as he is likely to be jailed for a different matter elsewhere if he is found guilty.

Ronald Temprell pleaded guilty to the charge in April after originally pleading not guilty to the charge.

The 30-year-old engaged in a course of conduct which caused fear or alarm to his ex-partner between September 19, 2017 and November 3, 2017.

He sent unwanted voicemail messages to her which contained swearing, shouting and offensive and derogatory comments.

Temprell, of Argyll Street, also uttered threats while repeatedly sending unwanted text and Facebook messages to her between those same dates.

Susan Campbell, prosecuting, previously told Alloa Sheriff Court April, that there are 200 pages of text messages in evidence against the Alloa man.

Sheriff Fletcher deferred sentence after Temprell's lawyer Claire McCarron said he also has a trial calling in July, and if found guilty, is likely to be jailed.

The sheriff made clear that the deferral is not for good behaviour.

Sentencing on the stalking offence will recall on July 12.