AN AYR teenager burned his ex-girlfriend's clothes while sending her Snapchat videos in which he threatened to bomb her house.

Billy Scudder, 18, made the terrifying threats in an incident on a public footpath near the town's Queen Margaret Academy after the end of a three-month relationship between the pair.

Ayr Sheriff Court heard Scudder's threatening and abusive behaviour, which happened on September 7 last year, was aggravated because it involved prejudice relating to disability - and because the abuse involved a former partner.

The procurator fiscal depute said: "The complainer and the accused were in a relationship for three months. They separated through video message in a Snapchat group.

"The accused did not take the break-up well and and began sending threatening video messages.

"The accused sent a video within the Snapchat group, where he made threats he would burn their house down, smash windows and bomb her house.

"He also called her a her a 'm***o' and 'dyslexic b*****d'.

"As a result the complainer contacted police."

Defence solicitor John Gallagher said: "He is 18 now, but was 17 at the time of the offence. It was clearly very immature.

"He had absolutely no intention of doing the things."

Sheriff Mhairi MacTaggart said: "Mr Scudder, you now understand that kind of behaviour is unacceptable. It's just not tolerated in society anymore.

She placed Scudder on a structured deferred sentence for good behaviour and imposed a non-harassment order barring him from any form of contact with the victim.

Scudder, Foxgrove Place, Ayr, will return to court at a later date.