Stalking accused barred from Bendigo

A MAN accused of repeatedly stalking his ex-partner was arrested after tail-gating her car in front of the Bendigo Police Station, a court has heard.

The Kyneton man, who can not be named due to intervention orders, has been charged with stalking, making threats to kill and dangerous driving.

The Bendigo Magistrates' Court heard the man drove to his former partner's home at 3am on February 3 this year to threaten her.

Police reports noted he made 265 calls to his ex-partner's mobile phone that day, including threats that he would kill anyone who was in her house and kill her father.

Prosecuting, Sergeant David Somerton said the man followed his former partner before he was observed tail-gating her on High Street, near the Bendigo Police Station.

The man was granted bail on Monday but barred from entering the City of Greater Bendigo, except for court appearances.

Sergeant Somerton said the man was paranoid his ex-partner was in a new relationship. He said their relationship had ended three years earlier and that the man has a previous conviction for stalking the same victim.

The court heard the man was sentenced to six months prison for stalking his ex-partner in November 2009. He served 22 days in custody, with the remainder of the sentence wholly suspended.

Sergeant Somerton said police had opposed bail on the grounds that he would keep re-offending.

He said the woman was "terrified" of him and was living in fear.

The man will reappear in court on February 13.

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