AN AYRSHIRE man who sent his ex a torrent of dozens of abusive messages after he "went in the huff" has been slapped with a court order to keep him away from her.

Ayden Micolaantonio Guglielmucci was sentenced last week after pleading guilty to a charge of threatening or abusive behaviour by sending the barrage of disgusting message in the space of just two hours on June 14 last year.

Ayr Sheriff Court heard that Guglielmucci, from Cumnock, had admitted to police that the messages, sent to his ex at an address in Tarbolton, were abusive - but that he'd denied that they were threatening.

The 31-year-old had been ordered to stay out of trouble after admitting the offence at a previous court hearing.

At that hearing, in October, the procurator fiscal depute said: “On September 7 at 1.15am the witness received a notification in her home address the accused made a comment with a series of laughing emojis.

Among messages he stated; 'You still can’t keep a fellow, you pathetic c**t', 'f**k off' and 'you were a c**t'.

“The witness felt uneasy receiving the messages, and felt the only option was to call the police.

"She had initially replied, asking him to stop, but he ignored her request.

“Police officers attended and she showed them images of the messages. The accused was traced at his home address arrested and taken to the police office.

“He was interviewed and made admissions, and was thereafter cautioned and charged."

The court heard that Guglielmucci had told police: “They were abusive, but not threatening.”

Defence solicitor Robert Logan said: “She seems to have said to not contact her again, and he went in the huff.

"He accepts he was abusive, but not threatening.

"This doesn’t excuse him. It’s a matter of great regret.”

Sheriff Mhairi MacTaggart said: "You are accepting this was abusive, but just imagine you were on the other side and that you'd received 40 messages in a two-hour period. Would you feel threatened?"

Guglielmucci replied "personally, no", to which the sheriff replied: "I think she would."

Sheriff MacTaggart added: “This kind of conduct won’t be tolerated. It doesn’t matter if it’s not face-to-face.

"If you contact her again you are in serious trouble."

Sentence was then deferred for three months for Guglielmucci, of Holmburn Road, Netherthird, to be of good behaviour and to allow time for consideration of a non-harassment order (NHO).

At the latest hearing another judge, Sheriff John Montgomery, imposed a two-year NHO forbidding Guglielmucci from making, or even attempting to make, any kind of contact with his ex until January 2026.

But on being told that Guglielmucci had stayed out of trouble since the last court hearing in October, Sheriff Montgomery admonished and dismissed him - meaning he will face no further punishment.