Andrew Hunter, 41, pictured, set out on a two month campaign of harassment after his marriage collapsed
A father of two stalked his estranged wife with tracking and recording devices after discovering her Plenty of Fish dating profile.
Andrew Hunter, 41, set out on a two month campaign of harassment after his marriage collapsed and he found his wife had started a new relationship with a man she met online.
Despite living in the same house the pair had been leading separate lives for a number of months before Hunter's wife signed up for the dating website in January.
Teesside Magistrates Court heard that when she met another man on Plenty of Fish Hunter 'stupidly' planted a recording device in the lining of her handbag.
Robert Moore, prosecuting, told the court how Hunter then confronted his wife, ripping her handbag and telling her he had planted the device, listening to everything that had been going on.
He added that Hunter also 'explained to his wife that there was a tracker on her car and she discovered a small black box hidden under the carpet'.
Hunter, of Birkdale, Road, Stockton-on-Tees, who yesterday admitted one count of stalking, sent his wife abusive messages and followed her