Abusive weirdo told to stay away from his ex
He even targeted her parents after she dumped him
A creep who hounded his ex- girlfriend and repeatedly turned up outside her home has been slapped with a restraining order.
Gary McLafferty, 27, bombarded the mum, also 27, with threatening voicemails after she dumped him – and even targeted her parents.
The weirdo even waited outside after she returned from holiday.
Appearing at Paisley Sheriff Court, he was been banned from contacting her or entering her street after admitting terrifying her.
Prosecutor Tom Bowman told how he terrorised the mum even after she tried to block him.
He said: “The complainer and Mr McLafferty were in a relationship for approximately a year.
“Immediately after ending the relationship, the complainer received voicemails and messages on a number of platforms from the accused.
“These were aggressive in nature.
“They were abusive and stated she was a ‘f******g idiot’, ‘rat’, ‘slag’ and a ‘f*****g headcase’.
“During the voicemail messages, he spoke in an aggressive manner, shouting and swearing.
“He told her if she didn’t pick up the phone, he would attend her address or parents’ address.
“Several of the complainer’s neighbours told her they had seen the accused driving up and down the street in recent days.”
McLafferty and the woman – whom we have chosen not to name – had been in a relationship for around a year.
He was dumped in May as a result of his “controlling behaviour”.
The bully pursued his former partner, even phoning her mum and dad.
The court heard he had damaged her garden gate, revealing he was turning up outside her home in Bishopton.
Mr Bowman added: “This places the accused in her garden when she was unaware he was there.”
The victim eventually changed her phone number in a bid to escape the abuse.
But McLafferty continued his hate campaign – even turning up after she arrived back in the country from abroad.
Mr Bowman continued: “The complainer returned from holiday and was driving into the street when she noticed the accused driving out.
“The holiday she had returned from was intended for her and the accused.
“He would know what time she would have landed and when she would have returned home.”
McLafferty, a former Park Mains High pupil, pleaded guilty to acting in a threatening or abusive manner between May 5 and June 24.
He lost his job as a takeaway delivery driver after he was banned from visiting her street during proceedings.
Defence lawyer David Nicholson insists his client will stay away.
He said: “He’s ashamed of his conduct and what’s happened with this lady.
“He accepts he has reacted in a completely inappropriate manner.”
Sheriff Tom McCartney barred McLafferty, of Porton Place, Bishopton, from approaching or contacting the woman and fined him £750.
He said: “In deciding how I should deal with sentencing in this case, I note that you do not have any previous convictions of any similar crime or behaviour.
“I have decided I can deal with the matter by fine.
“This must be substantial to reflect the nature of the conduct involved.
“Having regard to the nature of the offence, I will make a nonharassment order for a period of two years.”
Creep Gary McLafferty