Man avoids prison after stalking ex-wife

Family|Family Law|News|June 6th 2013

Kinloch RannochA 29 year old man has received a community service order after stalking his ex-wife.

Donald Lyle, 29, admitted “conduct likely to cause fear or alarm” and was ordered to do 200 hours unpaid work, the Daily Record reports.

He was banned from entering the village of Kinloch Rannoch and from any contact with ex-wife Islean in a one-year non-harassment order.

Lyle’s marriage to Islean ended in 2012 when she accused him of infidelity. He harassed her with texts and phone calls for several months, according to reports. Messages included:

“If I can’t have you, no one else can.

Another stated:

“I have got a kitchen knife in my hand. This will be over soon.”

Islean secretly moved to a new flat but he turned up outside shortly afterwards and again appeared outside an isolated cottage in Perthshire after she moved a second time.

Her ex-husband had found her new addresses on court documents sent to him regarding the divorce.

At Perth Sheriff Court, Lyle’s solicitor Gillian Leddie insisted:

“It was a very emotional separation and he did not take it well. He accepts that his actions were unacceptable, but at no time did he intend to cause harm to his wife.”

Prosecution had been a “huge shock” to Lyle and he had lost his job as a result, she added.

Photo of Kinloch Rannoch by Jānis Šmēdiņš via Wikipedia under a Creative Commons licence

Author: Stowe Family Law

Comments(2)

  1. Luke says:

    This guy is a deeply unpleasant piece of **** and should be nailed for it – assuming the texts were proved his threats are extremely serious and he has been effectively terrorising her with his stalking and threats.

    He should be doing hard time and threatened with a very looong sentence if he ever does it again.

  2. harry says:

    Maybe you should’nt belive everything you read

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