Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Rejected husband stalked wife and new partner by planting GPS tracker in her car

A spurned husband has been convicted of stalking after planting GPS trackers and hiring private investigators to monitor his wife's relationship with her new partner.
Concrete firm boss Steven Brown, of Kingswood, Surrey, hired two private detectives to take pictures of wife Nichola and fireman Mark Compton and track their movements.
Nichola called police after Brown handed the photographs to her while confronting her about her new relationship.
Brown pleaded guilty to the three-month stalking campaign at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court.
Marianna Lo Conte, prosecuting, told the court that the 51-year-old had placed two GPS trackers on his wife's car and another on Mr Compton's vehicle. She said he also
employed two private investigators to follow and take photographs of them.

In a victim personal statement read to the court, Mrs Brown said she had become "paranoid, low and depressed" following her husband's actions.
She said: "It's been awful for the whole family, it's worried my parents and it has caused me to change as a person.
"I am always checking to see if I am being followed. I feel low and paranoid, overall I have been depressed and having panic attacks. At the time I felt very vulnerable."
She added: "I have not felt I could socialise as I would before. Before this happened I was a confident person and this has been taken away from me."
Mr Compton said in his statement: "It has left me feeling paranoid and fearful of what could happen to me. I feel I am the focus that Steve wants to destroy.
"I feel I have become a target and I am genuinely fearful of what he could do to me."

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