OAP stalker fined

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - INTIMATIONS -

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.

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