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By Debbie Hall
A man who slapped his estranged wife after he found out she had kissed someone else has been put on supervision.
Derek Krendler (36), of Mosside Road in Blackburn, admitted striking the woman in the home they shared at Beechwood Road after an argument broke out on September 15.
He also admitted breaching a bail order on September 17, forbidding him from entering Beechwood Road.
Livingston Sheriff Court heard the woman had been on a night out on September 15 and returned home the following morning.
Depute fiscal Brent Bisset said: The accused confronted her about this and an argument ensued.
He asked the complainer if shed kissed anyone. She said she had and the accused slapped her, causing swelling to her bottom lip.
Krendlers solicitor Elaine Brunger said: The couple had been having difficulties for various reasons, not least because he suffers from depression.
They were separated but he was still in the marital home.
Ms Brunger said Krendler broke his bail conditions by entering Beechwood Road because he needed his anti-depressants. He asked a neighbour to collect the tablets.
Sheriff Douglas Kinloch put Krendler under a supervision order for two years, saying: I think the best way of trying to protect your wife, or anyone else, is by putting you on supervision.
If there is further offending then you will find yourself in a very serious position.