Hatfield stalker jailed after turning up at victim’s home, workplace and sending numerous messages

PUBLISHED: 13:19 30 June 2017

St Albans Magistrates' Court

St Albans Magistrates' Court

Archant

A 27-year-old man has been jailed after breaking a restraining order for stalking a woman in Hatfield.

Silviu Ion was given a restraining order by St Albans Magistrates’ Court on June 13, but within 10 days he had already breached it.

Ion, 27, of Thrush Avenue, Hatfield, first appeared at court on June 13 charged with pursuing a course of conduct that amounted to stalking.

The court heard that between December 1 and May 27, he sent numerous messages via text and multiple Facebook profiles to the victim.

He also visited her place of work and home address on numerous occasions despite being told not to.

Ion initially denied the offence, but then changed his plea to guilty.

On June 13, his was handed a six-week jail term suspended for 12 months.

Magistrates considered the offence especially serious due to the repeated unwanted contact.

He was ordered to carry out 60 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months and a restraining order was also made.

Ion was also told to pay victim services £115 and £85 court costs.

But he was back in court on Monday, June 26.

Hatfield Magistrates’ Court heard how he had visited the victim’s place of work on Friday, June 23, despite the restraining order.

On Saturday, June 24, he had visited the victim’s address.

On Monday, magistrates in Hatfield jailed Ion for 14 weeks.

More news stories

We were proud to celebrate the incredible work of the area’s unsung heroes at the Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018.

14:21

Police are hoping to trace the men in these images as part of their investigation into a theft from a car in Brookmans Park.

14:14

Drone footage shows the massive extent of the damage caused by yesterday’s crop fire between Knebworth and Stevenage.

12:32

An abandoned mallard duckling, hand-reared at a Welwyn Garden City veterinary practice, is now on the hunt for a home of his own.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Welwyn Hatfield Times e-edition E-edition

Local business directory

Hertfordshire's trusted business finder

Newsletter Sign Up

Welwyn Hatfield Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards