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Inverness delivery man fined £400 after stalking his ex-partner


By Ali Morrison

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Inverness Justice Centre.
Inverness Justice Centre.

A delivery man left gifts including flowers and a bracelet outside his former partner’s home in an effort to win her back.

But Inverness Sheriff Court was told when Alexander Morrison (29) was spotted outside the woman’s home at 4am, she decided to call the police.

Morrison was fined £400 and banned from contacting the woman or entering Dunachton Road, Inverness, for two years after he admitted a course of conduct which caused fear and alarm between January 23 and February 1.

Fiscal depute Catriona Steele told Sheriff David Sutherland at Inverness Sheriff Court that after the relationship ended on January 17, following an argument, the woman saw Morrison drive slowly past her home while looking into the property about 10 times.

She said it was unusual for Morrison, of Bridgeview Drive, Inverness, to be there as the street was not a thoroughfare.

She said Morrison then left gifts including flowers outside the woman’s home and also posted cards to her.

"On January 28, she received a hand-written note from him and that same night at 11pm she saw him outside and he asked her ‘are you not speaking to me?’," the fiscal said.

"She asked him to go away and she said she was scared.

"Then on January 31 he was seen about 4am and, when asked by a witness what he was doing, he asked if the woman was in.

"On February 2, she contacted the police."

Defence solicitor, Rory Gowans, said: "He did not take the end of the relationship very well at all and he accepts he crossed a line.

"He thought perseverance would rekindle it, but this was misguided.

"He clearly unnerved his ex-partner but it was spontaneous, emotionally driven and not sinister.

"He did not intend to upset her."

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