A spurned lover was cleared of waging a campaign of harassment against his former partner.
Aidan Campbell was accused of various acts against his ex, including putting ammonia in her hair conditioner and smearing dog dirt on her car.
He was cleared of harassment and criminal damage after a trial in May and jurors could not reach a decision on charges of burglary and administering a poison.
Campbell, of Cypress Gardens, Blyth, Northumberland, has been told he will not face a retrial on those charges and not guilty verdicts were entered.
But he was brought back to Newcastle Crown Court this week after agreeing to the imposition of a restraining order.
Campbell is now banned from contacting or communicating with his ex, going in her street or going to her work. Window fitter and builder Campbell, 36, always denied mounting a campaign of harassment.
Imposing the new restraining order, Judge Deborah Sherwin said: “This is a relationship which has broken down, there is no future for them whatsoever as a couple.”