A lovesick stalker faces being locked up after he mounted a terrifying campaign of abuse against a north-east schoolgirl.
Nawful Moursil bombarded his ex-girlfriend with hundreds of menacing phone calls, texts and social media messages for more than a year.
He told the 16-year-old that she “would pay” for what she had done to him.
Yesterday, Moursil appeared at Peterhead Sheriff Court and admitted stalking the youngster from April 2013 until May this year. He did not stop, despite a court order, imposed in March this year, banning him from contacting or approaching his victim.
Moursil, 19, also admitted attacking the girl during an argument outside a Chinese takeaway in Mintlaw.
Fiscal David Bernard said the assault happened at the end of their pair’s on-off relationship, which had started in September 2011.
“He began shouting at her and grabbed her around the neck,” he said. “He pinned her against a wall. He pushed her, causing her to hit her head on a door behind her.
After he was dumped, Moursil repeatedly called the girl at her family home near Mintlaw. “On one occasion, he phoned 63 times during the course of one evening,” said Mr Bernard.
The youngster also received scores of abusive and threatening texts. In one exchange, Moursil told her that if he killed himself, it would be her fault.
Eventually the girl got so frightened that she cancelled her mobile phone and blocked Moursil on social websites.
Moursil, described on court papers as a prisoner at YOI Polmont, got round this by frequently calling her parents’ landline number and began texting and e-mailing her father.
The court heard that Moursil also set up a fake Facebook page and tried to use it to contact his victim. He posted that he loved her, but also described her in an abusive term.
In February, Moursil approached the girl as she walked home from school, but she ran off when he tried to hug her. He shouted after her that he was going to kill himself.
The girl’s dad later reported the incident to police who eventually traced Moursil, despite his attempts to evade them.
He was released on bail after a brief appearance from custody at Peterhead Sheriff Court in March. He was ordered not to contact the girl as part of his bail conditions.
However, in May he set up a Snapchat account to send further messages to his victim. He also sent pictures of himself crying.
Defence agent Stuart Flowerdew said that Moursil had no criminal record and added that his behaviour could stem from his difficult upbringing.
Sheriff Andrew Miller deferred sentence until September 15 for background reports and remanded Moursil in custody.