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Colin Hendry will be sentenced on 20 August after admitting to harassing his ex-girlfriendGetty

Former Scotland football captain Colin Hendry has pleaded guilty to harassing his ex-girlfriend by bombarding her with phone calls and throwing stones at her window. The ex-Rangers and Blackburn Rovers defender admitted to harassing Sarah Kinder between 1 March and 24 April this year when he appeared at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

The court heard how Hendry, 49, repeatedly texted and emailed Kinder after refusing to accept their five-year relationship had ended. He also made unwanted visits to her Lancashire home, including in two occasions where he threw stones at her bedroom window.

The court heard how Kinder originally broke off the relationship in December 2014, but the pair got back together in February. Kinder ended the relationship again on 3 March, and Hendry began harassing her from then until 18 April.

An allegation of common assault against the former defender was dropped after Kinder retracted her statement in which she alleged Hendry grabbed her arm during one altercation as she attempted to get into a taxi.

Hendry, of Coopers Row, Lytham St Annes, is due to be sentenced on 20 August. He is currently serving a 17-month driving ban after being convicted of drink-driving earlier this year.

Hendry was capped 51 times for Scotland and captained the team during their 1998 World Cup campaign. He made more than 500 appearances during his career and was part of the Blackburn Rovers team which won the Premier League in 1995.