A man has been warned by a sheriff to consider his actions after he appeared to show little remorse for abusive behaviour towards his ex-partner at an Irvine Orange Lodge.

David Allan Brown, of Hill Street, in Irvine, appeared at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week for sentencing.

The 51-year-old had pled guilty to one charge at the court in August but sentence had been deferred for social work reports.

On June 30 at the Orange Hall in Kirkgate, Brown behaved in a threatening or abusive manner towards his ex-partner.

He shouted, swore, acted in an aggressive manner towards the woman and uttered threats of violence towards her.

Representing Brown at court, solicitor Fraser Alexander said that he had concerns over his client’s report.

Sheriff Michael Hanlon told Brown: “As Mr Alexander has pointed out, it’s not the best report.

“You still do not seem to understand the seriousness of the offence. “I really suggest that you have to think carefully about your actions.”

Sheriff Hanlon placed Brown on a Restriction of Liberty Order requiring him to wear an electronic tag for 10 weeks.

The sheriff added: “I’m going to take into account your plea of guilty. It would have been 12 weeks, instead it will be for 10 weeks.

“You really need to consider your behaviour.”