REPEATEDLY telling his partner to “f**k off” resulted in unpaid work for a man at Alloa Sheriff Court last week.

John Hamilton, 60, became abusive towards the woman after she returned home from work on April 4.

She found him drunk in bed, and asked if they could speak about their relationship.

In response, Hamilton said: “f**k off,” and when she tried to speak to him again, he said: “If I was you I’d f**k off.

Feeling scared, she contacted her mum, who arrived at the property and asked Hamilton to leave, only to be told: “F**k off.”

Eventually, Hamilton did leave, but threw some household items around before doing so.

He was later arrested and pleaded guilty to the offence the next day, and sentencing was deferred for reports.

Kelly Howe, defending, said alcohol addiction had an impact on his behaviour, but claimed he was looking to address that.

Sheriff Simon Collins QC gave Hamilton, of Belmont Road in Ayr, a Community Payback Order with 70 hours of unpaid work, and required him to engage with alcohol addiction services.