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Alan Harris’s placards included Leah Haeger’s full identify and brought about her to really feel “shame and embarrassment”, a courtroom heard.

The stalker resorted to the intense measure after pestering and following his ex within the wake of their cut up.

Harris, 58, has now been given a 12-month restraining order, banning him from contacting her.

Prosecutor Laura Jenking-Rees mentioned Harris and Ms Haeger had been in a two-year relationship till July 2023.

After the break-up he began sending flowers and approaching the eyelash technician at her office in Southampton “with the hopes of trying to speak to her”.

Ms Jenking-Rees mentioned: “She told him to leave as she was working. She did not want any contact from him.

“The behaviour persisted and on August 25 Mr Harris then decided to obtain six large signs – some saying ‘Leah Haegar I love you’ – and place them along her route to work.”

On one other event he adopted Ms Haeger in his automotive. The prosecutor added: “She made it very clear that all the behaviour from him was unwanted.

“The behaviour made her feel scared because she didn’t know what he would do next. She said since the incident her mental health has declined massively.”

In a sufferer influence assertion to Portsmouth magistrates Ms Haeger mentioned: “I feel shame and embarrassment, especially as [Harris] put my full name on the signs he made.”

She added: “I would like this behaviour to stop.” Saleem Chaudhry, in mitigation, instructed the courtroom: “He is remorseful for his actions.

“It’s quite clear that his approach to the breakdown of the relationship had been somewhat immature.

“He never intended to cause the distress that he did.

“There is a degree of embarrassment as well to the way he’s acted.”

He added: “He thought he was trying to woo her back but clearly not.”

Harris, of Fareham, Hants, admitted one depend of stalking with out concern, alarm, or misery.

As nicely as a restraining order, Harris may also full an 18-month neighborhood order with 100 hours of unpaid work, and 39 days of rehabilitation actions.