A 30-year-old man has admitted to turning up at a woman’s house, shouting through her letterbox demanding to be let in and uttering threats of violence.

James David Thornton, of Lundholm Road in Stevenston, pled guilty to two charges at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week.

On August 20, Thornton attended the woman’s Stevenston home uninvited and behaved in a threatening or abusive manner. He repeatedly demanded entry to the house, repeatedly banged on a door, shouted, swore, uttered threats of violence, shouted through the letterbox, and placed the woman and two other people within the property in a state of fear and alarm.

He behaved in a threatening or abusive manner again on the same date in that he attended a street near to the woman’s house.

He then phoned the woman, asked to speak to a man who was within her property and uttered threats to him.

Thornton was placed on a Community Payback Order and two-year supervision.

He was also ordered to take part in the Caledonian Programme.