A senior council worker is facing a claim that she stalked a colleague by turning up at his home and workplace uninvited.
Janice Wotherspoon — who works for Angus Council as an engineer — is alleged to have left gifts at the home and workplace of Dundee man Walter Scott, who also works for the local authority.
It’s claimed that Wotherspoon, 47, also turned up at Mr Scott’s workplace and home uninvited.
She is alleged to have done this on a number of occasions and while suspended from her job — causing Mr Scott fear and alarm.
Wotherspoon, of West Hillbank, Kirriemuir, appeared at Dundee Sheriff Court where she denied the charge and had trial date set.
The stalking is alleged to have taken place over a three-week period earlier this year.
One of the charges against Wotherspoon states that she engaged in a course of conduct which caused Mr Scott fear and alarm.
It alleges that Wotherspoon committed the offence on “a number of occasions” between March 14 and April 9, at his home in Forthill Road, Broughty Ferry, and also at Angus Council’s head-quarters at Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar.
The charge claims that Wotherspoon repeatedly attended Mr Scott’s place of work, while she was suspended.
She is also said to have repeatedly visited his home in Forthill Road uninvited.
She also allegedly entered his house without invitation, and left unwanted gifts there.
Wotherspoon has also denied a second charge of driving without insurance on April 9 in Forthill Road and elsewhere unknown.
Trial date was set for February 2, with an intermediate diet planned for November 13.
Wotherspoon works within the roads department at Angus Council.
A spokesman for Angus Council told the Evening Telegraph that the local authority would not be commenting on the case.
In a statement, he said: “We will not make comment on individual personnel matters.”