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 while she was on 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 the pair began a four month affair in 2019. But he said that the woman later broke off the relationship.

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”.

Bruce, of East View Road, Ringwood, was sentenced to a 12 month sentence, suspended for two years, including a nine month curfew. He was ordered to complete 30 days of rehabilitation activity requirement.

Sentencing Bruce, of East View Road, Ringwood, to a 12 month sentence, suspended for two years, Judge Nicholas Rowland said: “There 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.”