A MAN who made 50 calls to his ex in a day and left threatening voicemails has been banned from any contact with her.

Michael Hannaway, of McColl Avenue, Alexandria, was ordered to have no contact with the woman for five years and also told to pay a £500 fine.

The 29-year-old pleaded guilty in November to an offence that came at the end of a three-year relationship.

The woman on August 31, 2019 answered one of the dozens of calls and was called a "f***ing s***". Voicemails were also left, including one that told her to get out of the house, "I will tell you I'm coming up there now".

Around 11pm, she heard Hannaway outside a property in Lomondbank shouting offensive remarks.

When later confronted by police, he replied: "Fabricated."

Defence solicitor Brian McGuire told Dumbarton Sheriff Court last week that his client had not been in trouble before.

He said: "The circumstances here are unfortunate to say the least. The relationship could be somewhat difficult.

"Information was disclosed to her relating to his childhood. He became aware that that information was being divulged to the public."

Drink had been consumed before the incident but Hannaway accepted his actions were "entirely inappropriate".

Mr McGuire added: "He is seeking to move on."

Sheriff Maxwell Hendry imposed the fine and non-harassment order.