AN ORMISTON man has again been banned from contacting his ex-partner after he admitted shouting and swearing at her and damaging the windscreen of a vehicle while she was driving.

Lewis Whitson, 23, behaved aggressively towards the woman and made threats of violence towards her while they were both travelling in her car at Ormiston Road in Tranent on December 17, 2022.

Whitson was then granted bail at Edinburgh Sheriff Court the following month with the condition that he refrain from approaching or contacting the woman in any way.

But he breached the condition by contacting her and entering the street where she lives in Prestonpans on May 28, 2023.

During that incident, Whitson, of Moffat Road, behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting and threatening to smash a laptop belonging to his former partner.

He also struck an aerosol can with his hand, causing it to be propelled across the room, and smashed a quantity of drinking glasses at her home. He was subsequently arrested for a second time.

Whitson was then granted bail again after appearing at the city court on May 31 with the same conditions to stay away from the woman and not to enter the street where she lives.

He again breached the order on January 13 this year by repeatedly contacting the woman and making offensive and abusive remarks.

Whitson admitted all the offences when he appeared at the Capital court in January and returned to the dock for sentencing in front of Sheriff Derek O’Carroll on Monday.

Sheriff O’Carroll noted that the offences were committed while Whitson was having problems with cannabis and cocaine but stopped short of giving him a custodial sentence.

Instead, Whitson was placed under the supervision of the local social work department for 12 months and told he must carry out 180 hours of unpaid work.

The sheriff also issued the offender with a non-harassment order where he cannot approach or contact his former partner for the next three years.