A TEENAGER removed his tag soon after beginning his restriction of liberty term.

As a result, Bradley Sabo, of Lawswell, Fishcross, was back in the dock at Alloa Sheriff Court where he admitted breaching the order, imposed on May 2.

Between April 3-4, he engaged in an abusive course of conduct towards his former partner.

He made threats of violence to her via her friend, and via her parents after calling them, and he made further threats to her directly during a phone call.

The tag was removed by Sabo, 18, on May 17 and re-fitted the next day by the firm who operate the system.

Defence solicitor Michael Lowrie admitted: "His explanation doesn't make much sense to me.

"He says he was receiving threats which was frightening for him and he was feeling an acute amount of stress.

"He removed the tag and went to a friend's house.

"He's been warned by me that he's putting his liberty at risk."

Sheriff Garry Sutherland allowed the order to continue but added an additional week to the tag period.