A former soldier jailed for stalking his former partner repeatedly breached a non-harassment order by bombarding her with phone calls from prison.
Brian Donaldson continued to make calls to the woman from Perth prison for more than four months.
Dunfermline Sheriff Court heard Donaldson was in custody within a month of returning home from Afghanistan.
Breaching the order has now resulted in Donaldson, of Leven, being given another year in jail.
He admitted breaching a non-harassment order on occasions between March 5 and July 15.
In just one morning he made 24 calls and his ex-partner received 16 calls in two hours on another day.
Answering one of the calls, she had told him to “leave her alone and get out of her life”.
The initial calls on March 5 were to his ex-partner’s work.
Defence solicitor Katrina Clark said her client was a soldier for 12 years and had served in Iraq, Northern Ireland and Afghanistan.
In 2013 he left the army and then worked for a private security firm in Afghanistan.
He had returned to the UK in December last year and was taken into custody on January 15. Between then and October 13 he was only at liberty for one-and-a-half days.
“With the benefit of hindsight, he believes he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder when he was in Afghanistan,” Ms Clark added.
“He went from someone who was leading a useful life to a situation where he was not able to adapt well to civilian life and his life went off the rails.”
Sheriff Simon Collins said that it was “a serious, repeated and prolonged breach” of the order.