A MAN who hounded the MP for Glasgow North West and smeared tomato ketchup on her office door could be facing jail.

Jonathan Bell harassed SNP politician Carol Monaghan between January and April 2019.

Prosecutors stated the 35-year-old led the Glasgow North West MP to believe she was at risk of serious harm.

At one point Bell, of Broomhill, contacted Crimestoppers to say Ms Monaghan's "life was in danger".

He also smeared tomato sauce on the door and window of the MP's constituency office in Partick.

The ketchup was initially feared to have been blood.

He also posted photos of the incident on social media alongside an offensive comment.

He tweeted the MP at one stage to say: “Why are people saying your life is in danger, Carol?”

Bell also stated, in reference to Brexit: “SNP MP is going against democracy.”

He then left a concerning voicemail message on Miss Monaghan’s office phone.

Bell was due to go on trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

But he instead pleaded guilty on the eve of the MP giving evidence to a charge of engaging in a course of conduct which caused her fear or alarm.

At a hearing on Wednesday, Sheriff Martin Jones QC continued Bell's bail and deferred sentence for background reports.

Further information on the case is expected to be heard at a hearing next month.