Man jailed after

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A rowdy man who de­fied a court or­der to stay away from a woman in Mother­well was jailed for four months at Hamil­ton Sher­iff Court.

Wil­liam McKech­nie, of Lloyd Street, Mother­well, ad­mit­ted breach­ing bail con­di­tions im­posed in June ban­ning him from ap­proach­ing a woman or en­ter­ing Fife Drive.

The court heard that on Novem­ber 19 he was found in a house in that street where the woman was present.

The 52-year-old also ad­mit­ted shout­ing abuse in Fife Drive, while in a po­lice ve­hi­cle after be­ing de­tained and at Coat­bridge po­lice sta­tion.

Sher­iff David Bicket was told McKech­nie has a long list of pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions.

The prison sen­tence was cut from six months be­cause of his early guilty plea.

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