A JEALOUS Stevenston yob who bombarded his ex with 400 texts in just one day and ripped out her hair extensions in a fast food shop attack has dodged jail again.

Controlling Thomas Corcoran hounded victim Stacey Dickinson after their four-year relationship came to an end.

He stalked her and also dragged her along the floor of the restaurant by her hair and kicked her in a terrifying attack.

Earlier this year he was spared jail and placed on a Community Payback Order for the offences.

But he failed to comply with the order and had the possibility of a 12-month prison sentence hanging over him again.

But when he returned to the dock this week the Sheriff Lindsey Kooner was persuaded to give him another chance to stay out of trouble - and extended his Community Payback Order by six months so he can complete it.

Paisley Sheriff Court was previously shown footage of the savage attack, which took place at the Pizza Stop takeaway restaurant in the town’s Broomlands Street.

Corcoran stormed in and attacked Miss Dickinson, who had been on a night out with a friend, on September 2 last year.

He also bombarded he with texts and calls, many of which were abusive, threatening and degrading, on November 3.

Prosecutor Eoin McGinty said: “The complainer had ended things in March 2018.

“At the time of the offence, the relationship was finished but she felt it was predominantly the easier option to remain in contact.

“The complainer was on her phone and during the course of the day had received 400 text messages from the accused in which he was persistently inquiring about her whereabouts.

“One of the messages made reference to her friend’s motor vehicle parked outside her address at that point.

“She felt uneasy that he had clearly attended her address in order to see the vehicle.

“The complainer had become alarmed at the volume of texts and decided to contact police.”

When police officers visited her home in Foxbar, they saw Corcoran leave in his car - after he’d phoned her 10 times during the 15-minute period she was with officers.

The court also heard Miss Dickinson was on a night out and decided to go for food in Paisley when Corcoran stormed into the eatery.

He kicked her friend, Chelsea Troup, on the body, then attacked Miss Dickinson, grabbing her by her hair so forcefully her extensions were pulled out - before biting her on the arm.

Corcoran, formerly of Paisley, and now of Stevenston, previously pleaded guilty to charges of assaulting Miss Troup, assaulting Miss Dickinson and engaging in a course of conduct which left her in a state of fear or alarm.