A stalker who put a tracker on his partner’s phone and made her change her job has been jailed.
Robert Vyse, from Herne Bay, also controlled how the woman dressed, monitored her social media contacts and attacked her.
The 34-year-old, who lived in Dering Road, admitted harassment, controlling or coercive behaviour, assault and assaulting an emergency worker.
Yesterday, he was jailed for four years and four months at Canterbury Crown Court.
An investigation into Vyse was launched when the victim visited the city’s police station in October last year after he sent a message that he would go to her home.
As she left her home, she saw him in his car driving in that direction.
The victim told officers Vyse had previously put a tracker on her phone during a relationship and turned up when she was out with friends.
He also controlled how she dressed, who she could be friends with, monitored her social media contacts and made her change her job.
The victim was also assaulted by Vyse and he caused damage to her home.
After they separated, he bombarded her with text messages and calls, which led to a threat to attend her home and the victim going to the police station.
Police were later out looking to arrest Vyse when they saw him in his car.
An officer attempted to lean into the vehicle to take his keys, but he drove off, injuring the officer’s arm.
He later went to the police station and was arrested.
Investigating officer DC David McIntyre said: “This victim did exactly the right thing in reporting what happened to her to police, so we could investigate and bring this man to justice.
“I would like to pay tribute to her bravery during the investigation and court proceedings.
“This week is National Stalking Awareness Week and I urge anyone who is a victim of stalking, harassment or feels at risk from someone they know to contact police as soon as possible. We will take action to keep you safe.”