A sergeant who was accused of stalking a junior policewoman when their “illicit” affair turned sour has walked free from court.
Neil Todd and PC Marta Godos were “caught in a clinch” by a chief inspector at St Andrews police station in June 2014.
Both were at that point married to other people – but Miss Godos later divorced her husband and started a full-blown affair with Sgt Todd, who was then her supervising officer.
But by June 2015 that relationship was falling apart because Todd was dragging his heels over leaving his wife.
Miss Godos told a trial at Dundee Sheriff Court that when she broke off the relationship Todd then bombarded her with text messages and sent her unwanted e-mails – before turning up at her home uninvited and posting a note through her door leaving her “frightened” and “scared”.
However, Todd’s not guilty plea to a charge of stalking Miss Godos during their break-up was accepted during his trial.
Todd, 47, whose address was given in court papers as care of Police Scotland’s Professional Standards Unit, denied a charge of stalking Miss Godos between May 1 and July 15 last year at various addresses in Fife.
After Miss Godos had given her evidence procurator fiscal depute Stewart Duncan accepted Todd’s not guilty plea to the charge.
Sheriff Linda Smith formally cleared him of the charge and told him the case against him was over.