Glasgow & West Scotland

Sex offender Allan Galloway jailed for stalking woman in Renfrewshire

A convicted sex offender has been jailed for 37 months for breaching a prohibition order which prevents him from approaching lone women.

Allan Galloway, 50, from Johnstone, admitted following a 22-year-old in the Renfrewshire town on 22 November 2015.

He was caught after the woman's partner noticed him stalking her as she returned home. Police later identified Galloway through CCTV footage.

He was given a 10-year banning order after several previous convictions.

'Blatant breach'

Jailing him at the High Court in Glasgow, judge Lady Rae told Galloway: "I don't think you appreciate the harm you cause to females you follow late at night.

"This is a blatant, blatant breach of the sexual offences prevention order."

The court heard that Galloway followed the woman as she made her way alone from a pub, then stopped at a cash machine and went into a chip shop for food.

While she waited for her food, Galloway sat in a bus stop nearby and constantly looked back at the woman.

He then followed her as she walked towards her home, again constantly looking at her.

The woman's partner happened to be looking out of a window and saw she was being pursued by Galloway who was wearing dark clothing.

He phoned to warn her and then rushed out to confront Galloway who said, "I'm sorry", before running off.

Police were contacted and identified Galloway as the stalker from CCTV footage.

Related Topics

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites