A MAN has admitted stalking his wife and her new partner with GPS devices.

Steven Brown left his victims in fear after placing tracking devices on their cars, as well as contacting them by text message and phone calls.

A court heard that Brown stalked the pair over a three-month period from November 2015 and hired two private investigators to follow and take photographs of them.

Police launched an investigation to track down 51-year-old Brown. who was given a 16-week suspended prison sentence, a restraining order, and was told to do 200 hours of unpaid work.

Speaking after the sentencing at Basingstoke Magistrates court PC Samantha Nol said: "The actions of Steven Brown had a profound impact on the everyday lives of his victims, leaving them feeling paranoid and in fear of who might be watching them.

“They were subjected to several months of stalking, not only via text messages and calls, but also by having their cars tracked by GPS devices.

“No one has the right to make anyone feel vulnerable and scared and our team worked tirelessly to ensure the person responsible was brought to justice.

“This was a complex investigation due to the technical examinations of the electronic devices and involved other specialised departments to help compile data to ensure we had enough evidence to link Steve Brown to the offences.

“Despite the challenges we faced, we were able to build such a strong case based on indisputable evidence that he had no choice but to plead guilty."

Brown, of Kingswood, Surrey, was also ordered to £620 costs, a £115 victim surcharge, and carry out a probation course.