A WIFE was bombarded with unwanted messages after a stalker made a fake account in her name on a swingers website.

Darren Lambert-King set up the account in his wife's name and also showered her with unwanted emails, requests on social media and turned up outside the worried victim's place of work.

Southampton Magistrates' Court heard that the 30-year-old, who had only recently married the woman, also called the takeaway where the victim worked in a bid to try and talk to.

After Lambert-King, who has previous convictions for stalking another woman and breaching a restraining order, and his wife returned from a trip to Tenerife, the victim ordered him to leave her alone.

Despite these pleas, prosecutor Graham Heath said Lambert-King continued to harass the woman.

He told the court: "She said she believed Lambert-King had set up an account for her on a swingers website.

"This led to some people on social media to contact her. It had her name and her email address on the account and she started to receive messages from people which were unwanted and unwelcome."

The court heard that Lambert-King's 10-day reign of abuse was ended after the authorities were told about the fake online accounts.

Lambert-King also sent numerous requests under false names on social media accounts such as Instagram, in an attempt to speak to the victim.

Mr Heath said the couple had been together for eight years, but the relationship had broken down after "infidelities on both sides".

In an impact statement read to the court, the victim said: "I am only comfortable in the company of others and will not go outside for a cigarette unless someone is with me.

"I am increasingly suffering at his actions and just want him to stop and leave me along."

Lambert-King, who represented himself, said he had struggled after his mother had been diagnosed with cancer and he saw his wife cheating on him with another man.

He pleaded guilty to harassment without violence and was ordered to complete an 18 month community order, which includes the requirement to complete 10 rehabilitation activity requirement days.

Lambert-King, of Shetland Close, Totton, was also told to pay £85 victim surcharge.