A woman has described feeling "scared and vulnerable" after receiving messages, presents and an unexpected visit from her ex-partner who is accused of stalking.

Kyle Wiggins, 25  and of Clapgate Lane, Ipswich, has denied stalking from October 31, 2022, to April 8, 2023.

Ipswich Crown Court heard that Wiggins had a brief relationship with a woman he met on social media through mutual friends in 2017.

When the woman fell pregnant, she informed Wiggins that he was welcome to be involved in the child’s life, but that she did not wish to have a romantic relationship with him going forward.

Giving evidence in court, the woman said that Wiggins never accepted this. After their child’s birth, she tried to limit their contact and conversations to arrangements for their child.

However, she said that during Wiggins’ visits, she felt that his attention was focused on her, and he would “grab” her, trying to hug and kiss her, which she would rebuff.

“He wasn’t understanding when I said no, it meant no. That was never respected,” she said.

The woman said that she contacted the police about Wiggins’ behaviour in 2020. After this time, she did not hear from him for 18 months, until she received a letter from mediators.

From this point, contact between the woman and Wiggins took place via text messages sent to her father. She said that Wiggins would constantly tell her father he loved her, that he had presents for her, and wanted them to live together.

On the evening of their child’s fifth birthday, the woman opened her door to Wiggins at 10.30pm. She was surprised to see him, as she had moved three times since his last visit and did not know how he had found her new address.

She said Wiggins handed her a bag which he said contained birthday presents for their child.

When she opened it, she found it contained a bottle of Ted Baker perfume, which she believed was intended for her, a note repeating that he loved her, and a half-eaten packet of Haribo sweets.

During the period Wiggins is accused of stalking, she began receiving multiple messages each day from an unknown number which she believes to be Wiggins, reiterating that the defendant loved the woman and that she loved him, and saying she and her child were “in danger of losing him”.

This left her feeling “scared and vulnerable”.

“It’s debilitating,” she said. “You can’t do anything else, you’re just bombarded with these messages. It’s constant and exhausting.”

Wiggins remains in custody. The trial continues.