A SALTCOATS man has been jailed after bombarding his ex with a string of unwanted messages and threatening to commit suicide.

Paul Drysdale made repeated comments of a sexual nature about the victim’s 16-year-old daughter.

The 49-year-old was locked up after pleading guilty to engaging in a course of abusive behaviour towards the woman.

Drysdale, of High Road, admitted two charges during a hearing at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court.

The offences were committed during a three-week period from July 1 to 21 this year.

Court papers described how Drysdale sent his former partner "excessive quantities of unwanted messages".

The first charge admitted by Drysdale described how he had threatened to commit suicide and had repeatedly made derogatory remarks towards his ex.

He also made repeated comments towards the woman of a sexual nature about her daughter, who was 16 at the time.

Drysdale pleaded guilty to a second charge alleging that he deleted messages from his mobile phone on July 21 in an attempt to pervert the course of justice.

He was handed a 21-week jail term.