Stalker sees restrictions tightened
MAGISTRATES toughened up restrictions on a man who terrorised his ex-girlfriend – after he applied to have them lifted.Law graduate Andrew Wilson was hoping to lift the restraining order banning him from contacting his ex girlfriend Lisa Ellinor.
MAGISTRATES toughened up restrictions on a man who terrorised his ex-girlfriend – after he applied to have them lifted.
Law graduate Andrew Wilson was hoping to lift the restraining order banning him from contacting his ex girlfriend Lisa Ellinor.
But after hearing of Wilson's ten-year campaign of terror, magistrates decided to reject his appeal and impose even tougher conditions.
Robert Sadd, acting on behalf of the Crown Prosecution Service who opposed the application, read a victim statement from Ellinor entitled My Ten Years of Harassment Hell.
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It said: "He has not left me alone to lead a normal life" and bore the chilling words: "I live in fear should I meet him, I may be the victim of a serious crime."
In the statement Ellinor told how she lived in "constant fear" of Wilson. He once told her to sit in the middle of the floor, where she was subjected to a four-hour catalogue of abuse and insults.
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Sadd also read Wilson once nearly broke her jaw, and on another occasion he urinated in the oven.
The court heard: "I was a naïve and vulnerable 18 year old when I first met him and six months after meeting him I realised I had made the biggest mistake of my life."
"One moment he loved me and the next I was the lowest thing that ever walked."
Mr Sadd told magistrates Wilson's relationship with Ellinor finished over a decade ago.
In 1997 Wilson was convicted of harassing his ex-girlfriend and a restraining order was made. He was convicted of breaching the restraining order in 1999 and 2000.
In making the application Wilson asked to show a two-minute news extract to the court, which was watched in private.
Before the showing he told magistrates he felt his reputation was damaged by the restraining order.
"The situation affects my fitness for work, my ability to be fit for work and it also affects my personal life.
"I know the consequences of breaching a restraining order very, very well. I have spent Christmas in a prison because of this domestic problem that I have.
"I am anxious to avoid this situation happening again."
"I was born in this town and I went to school to come to this town to work here and be an example here for young people growing up."
He said he had meetings with Suffolk Business Link to establish a business in Ipswich, Ipswich Council community involvement and is also writing a Masters' Degree at Suffolk College.
Bench chairman Peter Page told Wilson his application was rejected after hearing he was twice convicted of breaching the order.
The tougher restrictions prevent him going into an area including Blanche Street, Hervey Street, Cemetery Road, Woodbridge Road (except the Caribbean Club), Bolton Lane, Cobbold Street and Withpole Street.
He was also banned from contacting Lisa Ellinor by any means and barred him from her property in Christchurch Street, Ipswich.