A PRESTONPANS man who made threatening remarks to a woman on social media has been admonished after a court heard that he had stayed out of trouble for six months.

Lee Kelly appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last October, where he pleaded guilty to a domestic abuse charge after he repeatedly contacted the woman and made offensive comments.

Kelly, of Harlawhill Gardens, was handed a two year non-harassment order and sentence was deferred for six months for him to prove his good behaviour.

Kelly returned to the dock last week, where Sheriff Kevin McCarron was told that the 33-year-old had not come to the attention of the police since his last court appearance.

Lawyer Michael Elliot, representing Kelly, said that his client continued to live at the same address and had had “no contact with the complainer since the incident”.

Mr Elliot said “all contact has been completely severed” between the pair.

Sheriff McCarron told Kelly that he was being admonished on the charge due to his good behaviour but reminded him he still had to adhere to the conditions of the non-harassment order.

The sheriff added: “But I will make it clear that if you breach the order I imposed last time, you will be in serious trouble.

“Do you understand?”

Kelly pleaded guilty to repeatedly contacting the woman on several social media platforms, making posts of a threatening nature and repeatedly uttering offensive remarks towards the woman between January 1 and June 18 last year.