Jail for Dalrymple man who followed his ex

A MAN who followed and verbally abused his ex-girlfriend on the streets of Dalrymple has been imprisoned.

Alastair Kennedy, 54, of 19 McAdam Place, Ayr, plead guilty when he appeared before Ayr Sheriff Court on Monday.

Fiscal Depute Jim Kelman told the court how, at around 11.30pm on February 1, Kennedy had followed his ex-partner, who had been at her son’s house, shouting and swearing and saying: “You’re a f****** psycho. You are off your head.”

Mr Kelman said when the victim phoned the police, Kennedy’s outbursts remained audible in the background. When officers arrived at the Maxwell Place scene, the pair were still arguing on the doorstep.

Defence solicitor Ian Gillies claimed Kennedy’s actions were a result of being drunk and he said Kennedy had been in a “downward spiral” for more than a decade. “It is nuisance behaviour,” he added. “If he had just shut his mouth and gone home on Friday night he would not be in this position.”

Sheriff Norman McFadyen sentenced Mr Kennedy to four months in prison.

ASSAULTING a man on Dailly’s Main Street has landed a 32-year-old woman with a one-year community payback order.

Stacey Slaven, of Church Crescent, Dailly, was sentenced to the 12-month order when she appeared before Ayr Sheriff Court on Tuesday last week charged with assaulting a man on Dailly’s main thoroughfare by repeatedly punching and scratching him.