A PRESTONPANS woman who made an offensive comment to her ex-husband during a heated phone call has been warned of her future behaviour.

Joanne McLay, of Dolphinstone View, made the remark while on the phone to former partner Michael McLay last month.

Edinburgh Sheriff Court was told McLay’s daughter noticed “multiple missed calls” from her mother at around 11.20am on May 9.

McLay then called the girl’s number again and her daughter put the call onto speaker phone so her father could hear the conversation.

The court heard McLay, 49, said “tell your dad he is going to get what’s coming to him” before hanging up.

The offensive remark was reported to the police and McLay was traced and arrested at her home address two days later.

Defending lawyer Dan Cameron said there had been “a build up of anger towards her partner” and there had been “no issue with alcohol” in this case.

Sheriff John Cook told McLay his decision to admonish her was “a warning to your future behaviour” and also said he had decided not to impose a non-harassment order on this occasion due to the child care issues.

McLay pleaded guilty to making a threatening comment towards Michael McLay while she was at her home address on May 9 this year.

McLay also appeared in court in March this year where Sheriff Peter McCormack banned her from driving after being found to be six times over the drink drive limit.

The mother-of-one was banned from the road for 20 months and told she must water an electronic tag and stay within her home between the hours of 7pm and 7am for the next eight months.

McLay pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle with 125mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath at Dolphingstone View, Prestonpans, on September 10 last year.