A stalker who threatened to throw acid in the face of a Swanley woman, as well as burning down her home, has been slapped with a five year prison sentence.

Jason Malcolm-Randall, 29 and of Black Boy Lane in West Green, used phone calls along with text messages and social media accounts to repeatedly harass, abuse and make threats of violence towards his victim.

Some of the messages were made to appear as if they had been sent from other people, warning the victim not to speak to police and that the victim’s email and mobile phone were being monitored.

As well as threats to assault the woman with acid, the woman was also told her house would be burned down and that she would be abducted into the back of a car.

She also received several letters and messages from loan companies, after Malcom-Randall used her details to obtain loans and credit cards where orders for phones and computer equipment were also made in her name.

However, he was later was arrested on March 13 and remanded into custody.

Appearing before Maidstone Crown Court he pleaded guilty to stalking, putting a person in fear of violence by harassment, as well as two counts of breaching a non-molestation order which related to previous offences against the victim.

He was convicted over offences which took place between July 2017 and March 2019.

On Monday, August 19, Malcolm-Randall was sentenced to five years imprisonment with an extended licence period of three years.

He was also made subject on an indefinite restraining order.

PC Dan Williams of the West Division Vulnerability Investigation Team said: "Malcolm-Randall’s actions have had a huge impact on both the victim’s wellbeing and daily life.

"His relentless campaign of harassment and serious threats of violence have caused profound distress and fear and the has right now received a significant sentence.

"Anyone who feels they are a victim of stalking or are being harassed should report this behaviour to Kent Police.

"We take this issue extremely seriously and will thoroughly investigate any reports of this nature to ensure victims are safeguarded and provided with the most appropriate advice and support."