A PERSISTENT stalker who terrorised a Hampshire woman was today facing a return to jail after changing his name to that of her boyfriend.

Anthony Burstow, 40, is to appear before magistrates after chillingly altering his surname to Hurdle - the name of Tracey Morgan's partner.

The former Royal Navy petty officer had previously waged a six-year harassment campaign against former colleague Miss Morgan after meeting her through work in Fareham.

Burstow later served 16 months of a three-year sentence after becoming the first man in the country to be found guilty of causing psychological grievous bodily harm.

He was convicted under the 1997 Protection of Harassment Act - the so-called anti-stalking law brought in after a Daily Echo campaign backed by Hampshire police and local MPs.

Today, a Crown Prosecution Service spokeswoman confirmed Burstow would appear before Slough magistrates on September 11 for breaching the conditions of his previous order.

She said: "It is a possibility that he could be sent back to jail.

"That is up to the discretion of the magistrates."

If found guilty, he faces a maximum of six months in jail or a £5,000 fine. If the case is sent to crown court, he could be sent to prison for five years.

Falklands veteran Burstow met Miss Morgan, now 32, at Fareham's HMS Collingwood naval base in 1992, where she then worked as a clerical officer.

Obsessed Burstow, from Slough, bombarded her with phone calls and sinister letters, broke into her home, stole her underwear and followed her, causing her marriage to crumble under the strain.

A court even barred him from entering Berkshire where his terrified victim moved to escape his attentions.

Last year Miss Morgan, formerly known as Tracey Sant, spoke of her relief after Burstow was jailed for a further four months for again pursuing her.

Describing how she felt let down by the British justice system, she told the Daily Echo: "For the past six years he has virtually destroyed my life.

"I just feel there are so many loopholes in the legal system that need to be addressed and highlighted."

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