A PORT Glasgow man has been given community service for breaching a bail order days after it was imposed following an aggressive outburst against his ex.

Barry Crawley admitted to 'losing his temper' during the threatening and abusive incident at a property in Gourock.

The 44-year-old acted aggressively towards his former partner, shouted, swore, made offensive remarks and threats towards her last August.

Crawley was cleared of a further charge of threatening or abusive behaviour towards a different woman on the same day, having been accused of refusing to leave a premises when requested to do so, demanding to know her name, taking photographs of her vehicle and following her in her vehicle.

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Bail conditions, ordering Crawley to stay away from the two women and not to enter the Gourock street, were breached on various occasions between August 25 and 29 - around a week after they were imposed - and Crawley was repeatedly found in the company of his former partner.

Regarding the first incident, defence solicitor Edel McGinty said her client had 'made attempts to remove himself from the situation' but added: "He accepts that he lost his temper and reacted to what he perceived was the complainer name calling him."

Ms McGinty added: "He has no intention for the relationship to continue."

Sheriff James Varney sentenced Crawley, of Bramble Wynd in the Port, to 132 hours of unpaid work, to be completed within 12 months.

An 18-month non-harassment order was also imposed.