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Obsessed stalker Robert Edington threatened to rape his former partner after bombarding her with calls and repeatedly turning up at her workplace and her friend's house.
The TV aerial engineer could not cope with the end of his two-and-a-half year relationship and tried to use threats to himself and her to force her to change her mind.
A court heard he made up to 100 unwanted calls to her a day and even followed her into the female toilets of a pub, peering over the cubicle.
He also had to be spoken to by her boss after going to her place of work five or six times a day, three times a week.
Newcastle Crown Court heard Edington left her and her friend, who he also harassed, living in fear.
Clare Anderson, prosecuting, said the relationship had ended in June amid issues of drug misuse which she had asked him to get treatment for. She added there had been allegations of domestic violence.
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