Stenhousemuir husband had tracker fitted to wife's car

An estranged wife wondered why her husband kept turning up in places she was visiting and soon realised he had fitted a tracking device to her car.

By Court Reporter
Tuesday, 9th February 2021, 8:00 am

Andrew Kemp (45) appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court having admitted behaving in a course of conduct which caused his estranged wife fear or alarm between April 13 and April 25 last year at various locations, including Slamannan Road, Forth Valley Royal Hospital and Glasgow Road, Camelon.

Nhabella Ruhmatullah, procurator fiscal depute, said the woman had noticed her husband showing up at various locations.

She added: “The accused had fitted a tracking device to the complainer’s car. He had subscribed for the device through a company called V Wire at a price of £25 for three months.

Kemp appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday after he admitted having a tracking device fitted to his estranged wife's car

“It became clear the accused was tracking her as they had met at various locations.”

Defence solicitor Simon Hutchison said Kemp had been working in South Africa and the couple had separated.

“They were estranged, not fully separated,” he added. “They had been together since they were both 17 – he had no other relationships in his life.

Despite what family and friends were telling him, he wanted her back.

“He said he was ashamed of his actions. The parties have moved on.”

Sheriff Derek Livingston said this was “over the top” behaviour from Kemp.

He added: “You’re not entitled to behave in this way. You had separated, even if it was a partial separation.”

Kemp, 93 Burnhead Road, Stenhousemuir, was fined £270 and was given 28 days to pay.

He was also made subject to a non-harassment order not to contact the woman for the next 18 months.

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