A JEALOUS joiner hurled a millstone through the window of his ex-partner’s Musselburgh home after claiming he heard her in bed with one of his friends.

Allan Meyer, 39, threw the stone through the woman’s bedroom window and then climbed into the room during the terrifying night-time incident.

The woman – who said she was in bed with her two children – was showered with glass and her loud screams caused the thug to flee the scene in July last year.

Meyer claimed he had been walking past the woman’s Eskview Terrace home and had become enraged when he overheard “a noise consistent with some form of sexual activity taking place”.

He then claimed a friend later confessed to him he had been in bed with the woman, but she denied the claims saying she was in bed alone with her children.

Meyer, of Loganlea Gardens, Edinburgh, pleaded guilty to throwing the millstone through the window of the woman’s home and climbing into the property uninvited when he appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last month.

He returned for sentencing last Thursday, when Sheriff Robert Fife handed out a two-year community payback order with supervision and placed him on an eight-month restriction of liberty order.

Sheriff Fife had previously issued a non-harassment order banning Meyer from contacting his ex-partner for two years.

At last month’s hearing, fiscal depute Anna Robertson told the court the couple had been together for more than 10 years and had two children together but had split up in February last year.

Ms Robertson said the woman was in bed with her two children at about 1am on July 20 last year when she heard “a loud crashing noise” at her bedroom window.

The woman then saw “a figure climb through her window and enter her home” before she managed to grab her children and flee the room.

Ms Robertson added: “As they were screaming the male became alarmed and exited through the window and made off.”

Police were called in and officers discovered a large millstone inside the bedroom that Meyer had used to smash the bedroom window.

Blood droplets were found on the inside of the glass and following a forensic examination Meyer was identified but was not arrested by police until about six months later.

His solicitor Nigel Beaumont told the court that Meyer had been walking past the property when he heard “a noise that he viewed to be consistent with some form of sexual activity taking place within”.

Mr Beaumont added this enraged Meyer and he “grasped hold of the circular stone about the size of a small car tyre” and launched it through the window.

Meyer pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by attending at the home of his former partner during the night, throwing a millstone through her bedroom window, climbing into the home uninvited and placing her in a state of fear and alarm at an address at Eskview Terrace, Musselburgh, on July 20 last year.