A ‘REMORSELESS’ stalker whose four-year campaign of terror left his victim feeling unsafe in her own home has been jailed.

Police said James Alistair Fergusson became ‘infatuated’ with his victim, who is from Blackburn, after she blocked him on Facebook in 2014.

He went on to harass her with countless Facebook messages, text messages, hand-written notes and cards. At one point he even offered his victim 3oz of gold bars, worth thousands of pounds, if she agreed to have a meeting with him.

Complaints were made to the police in October 2014 and October 2015 and Ferguson’s contact stopped for over a year.

But police said it started again when the victim posted a link on Instagram promoting her business and she noticed Fergusson had viewed it.

And his stalking behaviour escalated at around midnight on January 13, when he was seen performing a sex act on himself in his car, which was parked on the driveway of his victim’s neighbour.

Police said that when neighbours questioned Fergusson he said he had ‘come to sort the victim out’ and began reeling off the date of birth of her boyfriend and child.

Fergusson, 34, of Grafton Street¸Adlington, pleaded guilty to drink driving, stalking and making threats to the victim’s neighbour.

Sitting at Preston Crown Court, Judge Simon Newell jailed Fergusson for 15 months, banned him from driving for two years and made an indefinite restraining order banning the defendant from having any direct or indirect contact with the victim.

After the case, Detective Constable Helena Pendlebury said: “Fergusson has shown no remorse. I don’t think he realises what impact his actions have had on the victim.”

“She has described not feeling safe in her own home and the fact her child had been really frightened by his behaviour as well.

“For him to turn up outside someone’s home at that time of night showed an escalation in his behaviour, which was quite concerning for us.

“I am happy with the sentence imposed by the Judge and it shows the police and courts are taking this sort of offending extremely seriously.”