Oct 5 2012 by Colin Rutherford, Kilmarnock Standard
A Kilmarnock man who made threatening calls to his ex-girlfriend was fined £400 last week.
Allister Semple, 21, of Carron Avenue, pleaded guilty to making abusive calls over a period of a week in November and December last year.
Isobel Vincent, prosecuting, told Kilmarnock Sheriff Court that Semple had contacted the woman on her mobile phone and refused to tell her how he had obtained her new number.
He made comments such as “I’ll get you back.”
Semple also called her a “lying bitch” and told her “if that’s what you want, two can play at that game.”
A later phone call, said Ms Vincent, lasted five minutes, during which the woman repeatedly asked Semple to stop calling her.
The court heard that he repeatedly demanded to know what she had been doing that day and what she planned to do later.
“She refused to give him information, stating it was none of his business,” said Ms Vincent.
But Semple responded by saying: “Tell me or I will call you at one, two and three.
“I can make your life hell.”
Ms Vincent said that the woman was placed in a state of fear and alarm and contacted the police.
Paul Gallagher, defending, said that Semple had found it difficult to cope with the break-up of his relationship with the woman, which had lasted 2½ years.
“His conduct was clearly unacceptable,” said Mr Gallagher.
“He has expressed remorse and accepts full responsibilty.
“He is keen for this matter to be brought to an end.”