Love-struck stalker has jail term cut

A LOVE-STRUCK stalker who was caught hiding under his ex-girlfriend's bed after forcing his way into her flat has had his jail sentence cut by appeal judges.

Christopher Fowler broke open a kitchen window at his former girlfriend's home in Brighton Street days after their relationship ended.

The victim called police on May 10 this year, who arrived to find her very distressed with Fowler, 27, hiding under a bed. He was remanded in custody but continued to harass her from prison by sending her a string of letters and making 108 calls to her old mobile phone.

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The former hotel worker was jailed for 40 months earlier this year by Sheriff John Horsburgh QC after he admitted two charges of breach of the peace and breaching bail.

Fowler appealed, arguing that the sentence was excessive, and Lord Bonomy, sitting with Lady Cosgrove, said they would reduce the prison sentence to 28 months.