FOOTAGE from a doorbell camera captured a woman being chased into a home by her former partner during an early-morning drunken incident.

In the footage, Stuart Walker could be heard calling the woman “a ******* slut” and could be seen chasing her.

Edinburgh Sheriff Court was told that police were called to Walker’s home on Somnerfield Court after a concerned neighbour overheard “shouting and banging” coming from his flat on November 26 last year.

The police arrived at about 7.15am to find Walker standing outside and “shouting in an aggressive manner”. He was said to be “highly intoxicated and with a cut to his head”.

Police officers noted that the 35-year-old self-employed landscape gardener had blood on his face and hands and, when they entered the property, they “observed signs of a disturbance”.

The court hearing on Tuesday was told that there was broken glass in the hallway and bedroom, along with broken furniture and a broken door in the bedroom.

Police also spotted “droplets of blood” in the hall, kitchen and on a door frame within the house.

The court heard that officers subsequently viewed doorbell camera footage that showed Walker’s ex-partner running into the property, with Walker chasing after her.

He was overheard on the footage to shout abusive comments at Ms Anderson, including calling her “a ******* slut ****”.

Police traced the woman to her mother’s address about an hour later but the court was told that she refused to give a police statement.

Lawyer Angela Craig, representing Walker, said that her client had been in a 12-year relationship with the woman but the couple had split up a few months before the incident.

Ms Craig said that Walker had no previous domestic abuse offences to his name and his ex-partner was not in favour of a non-harassment order being imposed.

The solicitor added that the incident had taken place after the woman had turned up at Walker’s flat after he had been out socialising with others.

She said “he did not want her to be there” and “a tense and heated argument had escalated” which was overheard by the neighbour.

Ms Craig said: “Thankfully it was all over very quickly.

“He is extremely ashamed at his behaviour.

“It does appear to be out of character for him.”

Sheriff Gill told Walker that his behaviour that morning had been “completely unacceptable” and said that “being drunk is no excuse” for his outburst.

Sheriff Gill fined Walker £580 and agreed not to impose any non-harassment order.

Walker pleaded guilty to acting in an aggressive manner, pursuing his ex-partner, shouting, swearing and uttering offensive remarks at Somnerfield Court, Haddington, on November 26 last year.