PROSECUTORS have been knocked back in a bid to stop a Carrick yob attending hospital in Ayr.

Brad Campbell was put on a community payback order after admitting harassing his former partner by repeatedly turning up at her workplace at University Hospital Ayr.

Campbell, 28, pleaded guilty to attending at the hospital on repeated occasions between July 5 and October 22 last year – and posting messages directed at the woman on social media during the same time.

He also repeatedly tried to phone his ex and asked for personal information about her from another man.

The offence was committed while Campbell was on bail, and was aggravated because the victim of his behaviour was a former partner.

We previously reported that Campbell had admitted stalking his former partner – and, on a separate complaint, that he had pleaded guilty to charges of threatening behaviour and resisting arrest on August 21 last year.

He was placed under supervision for 12 months and given a non harassment order preventing him from having any contact with the victim - with sentence deferred on the latter complaints.  

When Campbell, of Merkland Place, Kirkoswald, returned to Ayr Sheriff Court for a community payback order review, defence solicitor Steven Maxwell said his client was now months away from completing his sentence.

Prosecutors asked that the non-harassment order be extended to prevent Campbell attending University Hospital Ayr, but Sheriff Mhairi MacTaggart rebuffed the request, saying: “He's entitled to go to hospital."

Campbell was admonished on both deferred sentences, while Sheriff MacTaggart said Campbell’s community payback order would be allowed to run to its conclusion with no further reviews.