A MAN faces being tagged after he was convicted of stalking a Clacks Council worker and asking about buying a house in her street.

Ronnie Hunter could also be served with a non-harassment order and sentenced to unpaid work after loitering “almost daily” near his ex’s home.

The complainer told a court that his actions had “frightened the life out of her”, adding that he has “no decency and no respect for himself”.

The petrified victim, who holds a management role at Clackmannanshire Council, dated the creep for almost three years before ending their relationship in 2017.

However, Stirling Sheriff Court heard that Hunter, 56, “would not accept it was over”.

He began driving from his Glasgow home and parking “almost daily” on the woman’s street in Bridge of Allan, before then getting a train to his Edinburgh office, where he works as treasury and banking finance manager for the city council.

When he was eventually questioned by police, Hunter, who was educated at Morrison’s Academy in Crieff, claimed that he was thinking about buying a house on her road.

The veteran international athlete – who has run for Scotland and Great Britain – also began training and coaching with a group based at nearby Stirling University in a bid to be close to her.

The terrified woman told a sheriff that Hunter’s actions had made her go for counselling.

She said: “He made me paranoid. He’s got no decency and no respect for himself.

“We were over. We were finished. I didn’t understand why he was still wandering round the streets and hanging about.

“He was always there in my face, somewhere near my house.”

The 57-year-old added: “Sometimes, he walked past the house four times, coming from the train station and walking round in a huge circle to get back to his car.

“His car was there so often it was like another house being built in the street. I was living on my nerves, falling apart. He just wouldn’t go away.

“It got to the stage that I dreaded coming home because I knew his car was going to be there.”

One of the victim’s neighbours became so concerned about the banker’s constant presence that she began to keep a log of his visits which she later handed to the police as crucial evidence in the case.

Hunter denied stalking, but elected not to give any evidence of his own.

Finding him guilty, Sheriff Simon Collins said: “There’s a picture from several witnesses of the accused being present in the complainer’s street frequently, repeatedly, and persistently, over a period of months following the end of the relationship.

“He knew or ought to have known in all the circumstances that engaging in such a course of conduct would cause her fear and alarm.”

Sentence was deferred until next month.

Last night, a spokesman for the City of Edinburgh Council said: “This is a personal matter, so it wouldn’t be appropriate for us to comment.”