MARTIN Compston has revealed he was once confronted by an angry man accusing him of messaging his girlfriend while shopping in Braehead. 

The 38-year-old Line of Duty actor recalled a bizarre experience where he was approached by a couple while in the shopping centre. 

He said the woman came up to him and his friends and told him that her boyfriend knew about illicit messages exchanged between them when really someone had been posing as the Greenock actor. 

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Speaking on his Restless Natives podcast, he said: “I was in Braehead shopping centre with my mates and this lassie came up to me with this hardy boy behind her. She went, ‘He knows.’

"I was like, ‘Excuse me?’ She said, ‘He’s been through my phone, he found our texts.’

“This boy was growling at me. I’ll be honest, I sh*t myself.

"I said, ‘I’m sorry, I have no idea who you are.’ She started getting the texts up on her phone and I was like, ‘That’s not my phone number’.

“The boy was getting edgy and he was ready to knock me out. My mates were not stepping in to back me up either.”

Compston then asked the woman to dial what she thought was his number while he held up his phone.

He said: “I got my phone out and I said, ‘Call it,’ and she phoned it and nothing happened, my phone didn’t ring.

“So somebody has been winding her up by pretending to be me.

"It was then just this really awkward stand-off of him being confused and still hating me but I had no idea who they were.”