A MAN who told a Polish woman to return to her own country was caught after she placed a GoPro camera in their shared close.

Peter Farmer also branded the woman an "eastern European whore" in a tirade which landed him in court.

Susannah Hutchison, depute fiscal, told Alloa Sheriff Court that on May 24 the complainer and her partner had asked the accused to move a shopping trolley.

This, she added, provoked an "aggressive reaction" from Farmer, although he did it.

However, Ms Hutchison said: "The accused returned to the close and shouted: 'F*** you, skinny b*****d, and your Polish b***h. Get that Polish b***h back to her own country'."

He was then arrested that evening and bailed.

Two days later on May 26, the complainer and her partner were aware that Farmer had left his flat, so took the opportunity to place a GoPro camera in the close.

Upon Farmer's return, he was caught shouting: "Eastern European whore," and was once again arrested and taken to Falkirk police office.

Jim Savage, representing the accused, told the court that there was a full and detailed social work report, adding that the incidents coincided with a "binge drinking episode".

The defence agent said: "He maintains he cannot recollect any of it, but accepts what happened did happen."

Mr Savage continued by saying the 54-year-old suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of his service in the army.

The accused has worked previously with Combat Stress, but not enough, his lawyer added.

Sheriff David Mackie told the accused: "You served your country well. What brought you to court is a consequence of that."

He sentenced Farmer, of Cobblecrook Gardens, Alva, to six months of supervision.