A CLYDEBANK woman was left “terrified” when her ex-partner came to her door and threatened her not long after their relationship had ended.

William Mullen, 26, of Fullers Gate, behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting and refusing to leave the property in Dunmore Street, despite repeated requests by his ex-partner to do so.

Dumbarton Sheriff Court also heard last Friday how Mullen made threats of violence and struggled with the woman.

Prosecutor Kara Watt said: “At 4pm the woman was at home with her nine-year-old son when Mullen, her ex-partner, turned up.

“The relationship had ended five or six weeks earlier. She asked him to leave.

“The child was put to bed at 8pm and both the woman and Mullen began drinking alcohol.

“At 11pm the accused was again asked to leave, he refused and an argument ensued.

“She tried to calm things down before he said to her: ‘If you have left me for another boy I will be coming to get you.’”

The fiscal depute told the court how the woman was “terrified” at these threatening words, and the police were called.

The prosecutor went on: “He was arrested and taken to Clydebank police office where he told officers, ‘I don’t know what happened – I can’t remember.’”

Mullen’s lawyer said: “He has not been in trouble for five years. He has the full support of his family.

“He suffers from a number of mental and health issues.”

Sheriff John Hamilton told Mullen: “This was a deeply unpleasant incident and must have been terrified by your threats and actions. You have a number of previous convictions.”

Mullen was put on a Community Payback Order and told to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work within the next nine months.

The sentence was reduced from 175 hours because of his early guilty plea.

He was also put on social work supervision for the next 12 months.