A stalker who bombarded his ex-partner with text messages has avoided jail.
Mark Dowie, 45, a prisoner at Perth, sent Elaine Pearson hundreds of texts and wrote her lengthy letters.
Dowie pled guilty to stalking and behaving in a threatening and abusive manner at addresses in Tayport and Fife and at Tesco in Riverside Drive, Dundee, between March 21 and July 6.
During the Tesco incident he threatened to kill her new partner Kmiec Kryzstof.
Sheriff George Way imposed community payback with two years supervision and an order stopping him from contacting the complainers for five years.