OAP stalker fined
A 69-year-old man just could not take no for an answer when his three year relationship with a woman broke down.
It started Harvey Gibson on an eight-month stalking course sending letters, cards, emails, notes and gifts as he tried to get back in her favour, it was stated in court at Dumfries.
And fiscal depute Pamela Rhodes revealed that the retired economist even entered her home without her knowledge.
And when he discovered travel plans she had made he followed her from Buchanan Street bus station in Glasgow to the city’s airport.
The fiscal said: “She was very distressed by his actions … traumatised by his behaviour.”
In the dock, Gibson, who has a base in Glasgow but does economic research in Africa, and intends to live in Spain, admitted committing the conduct which alarmed the woman in Dumfries between September and April.
Miss Rhodes said that from the start of his conduct, the woman had made it clear that she did not want him to contact her and did not reply to the repeated messages.
After finding that he had been in her house and found her travel plans the police were contacted and Gibson made a full admission to them when confronted.
A solicitor for Gibson said:“He simply could not come to terms with the ending of the relationship but there were no threats or abuse.”
Sheriff Brian Mohan imposed a fine of £400 and made a non-harassment order for two years.
■ A drug dealer has been hit with fines totalling £1,000 at Dumfries Sheriff Court. Aaron Gallacher, 31, of Pretoria Road, Eastriggs, admitted being concerned in the supply of cannabis and cocaine at his home in September.