AN Irvine man who threatened to share intimate images of a woman before kicking and punching a car has been given unpaid work.

David Stewart, of Gateside, Irvine, pled guilty to a charge of threatening to disclose a number of videos and photographs which showed the woman in an intimate situation to the wider public without her consent.

Thirty-year-old Stewart admitted sending the woman a message threatening that other people would see the videos and photographs with the intention of causing her fear, alarm or distress at an address in Kilwinning on April 21 this year.

He also behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting, swearing, uttering offensive remarks at the same woman and another on April 22, at an address in Irvine.

He also admitted to a charge of without reasonable excuse wilfully or recklessly destroying or damaging property belonging to another after he repeatedly punched and kicked a car on the same date and address.

A not guilty plea to another charge was accepted by the prosecutor.

Stewart received a Community Payback Order as a direct alternative to custody when sentenced at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week.

He will was told to complete 150 hours of unpaid work within six months and also placed under a supervision requirement for 12 months.