Cupar man dressed mannequin to look like his ex

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A Cupar man made a mannequin of pillows wearing what looked like his ex-partner’s face and nurse’s uniform, then sent her a picture of it, a court has heard.

Mark Glass (20) of Crossgate, appeared at Dundee Sheriff Court today (Thursday).

He was convicted of engaging in a course of action that caused his ex-partner fear and alarm between December last year and February this year.

The court heard that the day after the woman ended her relationship with Glass, she received calls and numerous messages on Facebook.

In one incident, he turned up outside her place of work at Adamson Hospital with flowers and a teddy bear.

She eventually changed her mobile phone number on February 2. However, the next day she received a Facebook message which disturbed her enough to contact the police.

Depute fiscal Susan Ruta told the court: “She received a private Facebook message where the accused had one of her nursing uniforms on some pillows placed on the sofa and it had a face on it to make it look like her.”

She also told the court Glass had made persistent calls to her mother’s home phone using a withheld number and had also been sending messages to the woman’s friends and colleagues.

Defence solicitor Mike Short that his client accepted full responsibility.

“This is a case of him not taking the message that the relationship was finished,” he said.

“He showed up with flowers and a teddy bear. It was unwanted affection and he hasn’t seen her since this matter.

“It is a shame it had to come to court for him to get this message but he has now got the message.”

Sheriff Alastair Carmichael deferred sentence on Glass for three months, telling him this was an opportunity for him to demonstrate good behaviour, complete as many hours of a previously imposed community payback order as possible and attend one-to-one meetings as part of a domestic abuse programme, and warning him: “You are on the brink of a custodial sentence.”