A MAN who was previously jailed for singing a Blondie hit in Linwood was back in the dock last week after his sister threw him out of their home.

Robert Fraser, of Dundonald Road, Paisley, was caged in January for domestic abuse by singing the song 'One Way Or Another' to his ex-partner after letting himself into her home uninvited.

In November last year, Fraser was the subject of a bail order which required him to remain within his sister's flat, where he lived at the time, in Paisley's Seedhill area, between 7pm and 7am each night.

He said he had been living with his sister, Audrey Sloan, for a number of months and that her boyfriend, William Waddle, had not long moved in.

But at 12.30am on November 13 last year, he was found asleep within a close in a block of flats in Causeyside Street and was arrested for breaking his bail conditions.

He denied breaking the law over the incident and went on trial at Paisley Sheriff Court.

Giving evidence in his own defence, 47-year-old Fraser, who is unemployed, said he had been living with his sister in Seedhill Road but was told he was no longer welcome there and had to move out.

He explained: "I was sleeping there because I'd fell out with my sister's boyfriend, who had just moved in, and my sister asked me to leave.

"My curfew was at my sister's house. I don't see eye-to-eye with him and my sister wanted me to leave."

Fraser told the court he had gone to the block in Causeyside Street because his friend lived there – and must have fallen asleep in the close while waiting for his pal after his door went unanswered.

He also said he had contacted his solicitors the day before he was found sleeping in the Causeyside Street close to ask them to change his bail and curfew address.

Fraser added: "I just went to my friends. I thought that was appropriate at the time."

After hearing that he had made applications to change his bail and curfew address to four different properties over an 11-day period, Sheriff David Pender acquitted him.

As he found him not guilty of the charge, the judge told Fraser: "You should've been at your bail address and it's accepted you weren't.

"You didn't go to Mill Street [police station to tell them] but you did the next best thing and went to see your lawyer.

"I don't think it would be appropriate to convict you and I find you not guilty."

An earlier court hearing was told how Fraser had not seen his ex-partner Amanda Chappell for a number of years but found out where she lived.

He walked straight into her home in Linwood after chapping the door.

When Miss Chappell tried to get him to leave, he began threatening her by singing the 1978 Blondie hit.

The court heard he sang "One Way Or Another, I'm gonna get ya, get ya, get ya, get ya" and kept repeating the phrase "I'm gonna get ya."

Fraser was jailed for five months for that offence.

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