A MAN has been fined for stalking his former partner and urging them to take their own lives together.

Conlan Gillick engaged in a course of conduct which caused fear and alarm to his ex-girlfriend over a two-month period last year.

At one point, he threatened to kill himself if she didn't speak to him.

Alloa Sheriff Court heard from Lindsay Brooks, depute fiscal, that the 18-month relationship ended around September before he made attempts to reconcile over social media, although the complainer made clear she did not want that.

Constant calls began coming in from Gillick to the complainer which made her feel "very anxious", according to the prosecutor.

On one call, the accused asked her whereabouts and when she didn't tell him, he said: 'I will find you. I'll see you at your work'," which deeply upset the woman.

In her panic, she then told Gillick that she would kill herself in a desperate attempt to make him leave her alone. She then contacted his mother and pleaded with her to intervene – to no avail.

Then one morning the woman arrived at Dalmarnock train station in Glasgow on her way to work and the accused was there and blocked her path when she tried to walk past him. She agreed to meet him after work in a bid to get past.

At 6.40pm that evening after leaving work, the woman went to the train station where Gillick was once again. As she took her phone out to phone the police, he "grabbed it, which hurt the complainer".

He proceeded to go through the phone "to see who she was talking to" before following the woman to the platform.

Ms Brooks continued: "He said he hoped to get hit with a train and we should commit suicide together."

On one day in September, the woman received 41 calls from a withheld number.

Throughout November the woman visited a police station various times before Gillick was arrested. However, he told officers that it was "just heat of the moment stuff".

Gillick's defence agent told the court that the 22-year-old has nothing else outstanding and this was a "one-off piece of criminal conduct".

At Alloa Sheriff Court on Thursday, June 13, Sheriff David Mackie fined Gillick, of Allan Street, Coatbridge, £750.

He also granted a non-harassment order, making it an offence for him to contact the woman for three years.