A STIRLING man threatened to kill himself if his former partner did not respond to his messages.

The woman, from Alloa, was left extremely upset by the messages sent by her ex, Scott White.

The 26-year-old, of Ochilview, Cowie, appeared for sentencing at Alloa Sheriff Court on Thursday, July 15.

He admitted that on April 8, last year, at Bowhouse Gardens, Alloa, he repeatedly called his former partner, demanded that she contacted him and sent texts and voicemail messages saying he would take his own life if she did not comply.

He also breached bail between June 13-14 when he repeatedly contacted his former partner via social media and electronic messages.

The court heard that White had been in an on-off relationship with the woman for 10 years but this had ended before these offences.

He sent messages including: “Remember the good times” and “it’s time to earn my wings”.

The woman was left “extremely upset” by his actions.

White then breached a bail condition not to contact his ex-partner by sending her a message, then another when she failed to reply.

Defence solicitor Robert Smith said his client had been living with his mother in Alloa but is now in a new relationship and has moved to Cowie.

He added White had been suffering mental health problems at the time of the offending.

Sheriff Craig Harris pointed out it was White’s second domestic offence.

The sheriff imposed a community payback order with 30 months' supervision and White will go on the Caledonian Programme for domestic abusers.

White will also carry out 70 hours of unpaid work and was made subject to a non-harassment order for two years.