AN IRVINE man has been ordered not to contact a medicine giant and the NHS – unless necessary – after allegedly causing members of his own family fear and alarm by maliciously writing to their work.

Alister Niven Goldie, 53, appeared in court last week accused of threatening or abusive behaviour towards his sister and her partner on various occasions between October 1, 2018, and September 27, last year. He pleaded not guilty.

Court papers allege Goldie, now of Kilmarnock, made calls and sent texts, as well as a card of a threatening or sinister nature, which evinced ill will towards her and his mother, then aged 75-78.

It is also alleged he sent threatening emails and malicious emails about her to her employer and malicious emails and calls to her partner’s employer.

It’s also alleged he attended her home in the middle of the night and rang her doorbell.

It’s alleged this occurred on Milton Road, Dreghorn, Merck Pharmaceuticals, Irvine, NHS and Arran, Lister Street and Crosshouse Hospital.

Special bail conditions were added preventing him from contacting the complainers, Merck or the NHS (unless in an emergency).

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