A LOVE-crazed stalker “decorated” his colleague’s car in condoms and her underwear.

Adam Bruce, 28, became embroiled in an affair with his married colleague – who was in an open relationship.

But when the woman broke off the affair, Bruce began to harass her with a “barrage” of abusive and racist messages.

He later “decorated” her car with condoms and her underwear as she returned from holiday.

Bruce also disclosed private sexual photographs of the woman on Facebook.

Now the care worker has been given a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to disclosing private sexual photographs and stalking.

Southampton Crown Court heard how Bruce met his victim in 2018 after they began working together at a care home in the New Forest.

Prosecutor Simon Foster said Bruce and the woman began an affair in April 2018.

But he said that the woman later broke of the relationship in May 2019.

The court heard that between August and December, Bruce “relentlessly” sent abusive messages to the victim, some of which included reference to her country of origin.

Bruce also posted naked pictures of the woman on his Facebook page.

Mr Foster added: “He also decorated her car with condoms and her underwear.”

In mitigation, Edward Warren said Bruce had entered into the woman’s “open marriage” with the husband’s consent.

Mr Warren said that the woman had conceived a child during the course of their relationship, which was terminated, and Bruce believed it was his.

He said this caused Bruce “great distress”.

Sentencing Bruce, of East View Road, Ringwood, to a 12-month sentence, suspended for two years, including a nine-month electronically-monitored curfew, Judge Nicholas Rowland said: “These are unpleasant offences. It is said this was a complicated relationship between you three and I have no doubt it was.

“But there is absolutely no excuse for the way you behaved, which was dreadful.

“You subjected this lady to a campaign of harassment.”

Bruce was also ordered to complete 30 days of rehabilitation activity requirement and an indefinite restraining order imposed to protect the victim.