A SPURNED man who launched a relentless campaign of terror against his ex-partner and her family was spared jail.

Ghulam Hussain, 27, stalked his former girlfriend, Nazia Begum, and called her relatives hundreds of times, causing them ‘huge damage’ because he refused to accept the relationship was over.

The defendant, of Burns Street, Burnley, had admitted harassment and had been committed for sentence by Pennine magistrates.

Hussain, who was in breach of a 12-month conditional discharge, was given six months in prison, suspended for two years, with 12 months' supervision and 80 hours unpaid work.

He also received a restraining order to stop him contacting the victims. He had three convictions on his record.

The court heard in one day he contacted Miss Begum 50 times and phoned her father 100 times one night. He had also left a voicemail saying he would send ‘my army down’ Sentencing, Recorder Kevin Talbot told Hussain: "This wasn't harassment. This was communicative terrorism by you. You never let her go.”

Zoe Nield, for Hussain, said he now accepted the relationshop was over.