A CLACKS man sentenced to unpaid work for stalking a neighbour has failed to do any of it.

Ronald Temprell bombarded a female neighbour with unwanted messages.

The 34-year-old claimed he had been having a relationship with the woman but she insisted they had only been friends.

Temprell, now of Weavers Way, Tillicoultry, appeared back in the dock at Alloa Sheriff Court.

He previously admitted that between April 15 and May 13, last year, at Branshill Park, Sauchie, he engaged in a course of conduct which caused the woman, fear or alarm by repeatedly attempting to contact her via text messages, phone calls and social media and also looked towards her home.

They were living in flats opposite each other at the time.

He also breached bail conditions by entering Sauchie on June 3, when banned from doing so.

Depute fiscal Katherine Fraser previously told the court that Temprell claimed that the pair were having an affair whereas the woman said they were only friends.

She often saw him staring into her home. He would wave his phone at her as he looked over, added the depute.

Messages he sent included: "You don't know what's coming. You sneaky c***" and "Don't make it any worse".

Temprell was sentenced to a community payback order with 170 hours of unpaid work and 18 months of supervision. The sheriff also imposed a non-harassment order for three years.

Sheriff Alison Michie, at sentencing last September, told Temprell: "I do have some concerns about your attitude."

When he returned to the dock, the court heard Temprell had not done any of the work and has been supplying GP notes saying he is unfit.

However, Sheriff Neil Bowie, after reading a social work report, commented: "It appears he's able-bodied enough to do all sorts of other things. He's quite active it seems."

The sheriff called for another review of the community payback order on October 23 to see if any progress had been made with the unpaid work.