A STALKER who left his ex-partner living in fear has been jailed.

Daniel Matthews, from Eastbourne, threatened to cut his victim’s face, and post her personal photographs online.

The unemployed 33-year-old launched a “frightening campaign”, despite previously being jailed for eight weeks for stalking her.

She remained terrified of him, even after his release, and did not take no for an answer.

Police said Matthews went to her workplace and threatened the woman’s friends.

At Lewes Crown Court he admitted stalking that put his 19-year-old ex, from Hastings, in fear.

Detective Constable Ella Bigsby said: “This was a very concerning case in which we worked to support the victim when Matthews’ offending was reported to us.

“His behaviour was escalating until we intervened and arrested him in May as he was on his way to Hastings yet again.

“He had previously been to prison for eight weeks, for stalking this young woman.

“She was clearly scared of him and on his release, although they came together for a short period, she ended the relationship for good.

“But he would not take no for an answer.”

Matthews, of Eversfield Road, Eastbourne, was jailed for one year and ten months.

After the case, DC Bigbsy said victims of stalking can receive help and support by reporting it on 101 or online.