The victim of a St Andrews student stalker has failed in her bid for a non-harassment order despite them both still attending the same classes.
Philosophy student Maxx Greenberg bombarded his ex-girlfriend with hundreds of calls and messages before confronting her at a party.
On Monday, a sheriff refused to grant the woman’s request and ordered 21-year-old Greenberg to pay his former partner £350 compensation.
Greenberg subjected the woman to a two-month campaign of harassment, including following her and shouting her name outside her home.
Dundee Sheriff Court was told previously that the couple’s relationship ended in September and Greenberg “did not take news of this very well”.
The court was told the woman received 26 Facebook messages and felt distressed by the “constant bombardment”.
After blocking him on Facebook she contacted her phone provider to block calls from the accused’s phone. She then received 200 calls from an unknown number to her phone and numerous emails to her personal and university accounts.
The court heard Greenberg called the woman obscene names when they met at a party. He subsequently turned up at her home and repeatedly pressed the intercom buzzer and shouted her name. He also followed her from a supermarket on one occasion and tried to pass her a letter on another, before following her again and insisting she talk to him.
The court was told St Andrews University has taken steps to ensure “their paths do not cross”.
Depute fiscal Saima Rasheed said: “She only felt safe due to his bail conditions and would feel safer with a non-harassment order.”
William McIntyre, defending, said: “Mr Greenberg has no wish to contact her. He is not a stupid man and spent some time in custody for this.
“I don’t think a non-harassment order would be appropriate and could cause problems for the university.”
Greenberg, of Muttoes Lane, admitted engaging in a course of action which caused fear or alarm to the woman at various locations between September 27 and November 27.
Denying the request and imposing a £350 compensation order, Sheriff Lorna Drummond said: “This has not been a completely black and white situation. On the other hand, you did pursue her in a manner that caused her some concern.
“It seems to me that you are remorseful and you seem quite committed not to repeat this in the future. If you do engage in this kind of behaviour you will be facing more serious consequences.”
St Andrews University declined to comment on the case.