A SAUCHIE man threatened to set fire to a car after seeing his former partner had a new boyfriend in her home.

Daniel Morgan became angry and made the threat after he dropped off his children at his ex-partner's home in Alva and saw her new partner was there.

Morgan, 32, of Craigbank, appeared in the dock at Alloa Sheriff Court last Thursday, April 1, for sentencing.

He previously admitted that, on September 13, in a phone call to his former partner he repeatedly made threats to set a vehicle on fire.

The court was told Morgan went to the home of his ex-partner of seven years when she was there with her new boyfriend.

She heard a car horn outside and when she looked out of the window she saw Morgan sitting in his car.

He then phoned her, told her she should not have another man in her home and threatened to set fire to her car.

The woman phoned her sister who immediately headed to the scene. When Morgan saw the sister he drove off.

After being arrested, Morgan told police: "She shouldn't have another man in her house."

Sheriff Craig Harris noted that Morgan had spent a month in custody in remand in connection with the offence.

He added: "I'm told this had a chastening effect on you and in the social work report you have shown remorse for what you did."

He imposed a community payback order with 18 months of supervision and 120 hours of unpaid work.