A CLYDEBANK man has admitted breaking an order to prevent him contacting or approaching his ex - and surrendered his phone for a month.

John Abraham, of Kilbowie Road, pleaded guilty last week to repeatedly contacting the woman on September 29 and 30 this year, while on bail.

The offence was in breach of a non-harassment order imposed in March 2020, and was aggravated because the victim of the offence was a partner or ex.

The 60-year-old, who appeared from custody at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Friday, October 1, was said to have made one of his calls while police were present.

Defence solicitor Jonathan Paul said the former couple’s relationship was at an end and “unfortunately the embers have died, it’s finito”.

But he criticised the woman who was being protected from his client by the court order.

Mr Paul said she “comes to him” and added: “That’s not the attitude of a woman who’s petrified of him.”

Sheriff William Gallacher, with “very considerable hesitation”, released Abraham on bail ahead of a social work report and restriction of liberty assessment.

He also ordered Abraham to surrender his mobile phone to the court before leaving.

The sheriff added: “If I’m not satisfied I can do anything else, I’m going to start at 12 months [imprisonment].”

Sentence was deferred to October 29.