Jilted lover who stalked his ex ‘everywhere she went’ and made throat slitting gestures at her parents in five-month campaign of harassment avoids jail

Mail Online | 1/11/2018 | Tim Stickings For Mailonline
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A jilted man shadowed his ex through the streets for months in a 'heart-breaking' stalking campaign.

Martin Hall would tail Jacqueline Hodkinson on her way home from work in his car, and would turn up wherever she went.

Stockport - Romiley - Stockport - Greater - Manchester

Stockport magistrates heard the 45-year-old from Romiley, Stockport, Greater Manchester, followed Miss Hodkinson to the pub, a restaurant, cafe, swimming pool, shops, the school run and the doctors.

Even after Miss Hodkinson, 40, secretly went to Wales to escape him hounding her he texted her saying, 'how is the weather in Wales?'.

Images - Hall - Ex - Period - Year

Images captured Hall as he pursued his ex over a five-month period last year. He would follow Miss Hodkinson for up to an hour at a time, on one occasion holding up a sign saying 'why tell lies' in his car.

Hall even took to following Miss Hodkinson's parents about, making sinister 'throat-slitting' gestures.

Arrest - Charges - Intent - Fear - Violence

After his arrest, he admitted two charges of stalking and one of stalking with intent to cause fear of violence.

Magistrates heard he felt unfairly treated after the end of a six-year relationship with Jacqueline Hodkinson in May last year.

Kate - Gaskell - Miss - Hodkinson - Edge

Prosecuting, Kate Gaskell said Miss Hodkinson 'felt constantly on edge and her life had come to a stop'. At times she was unable to go to her job as a purchasing administrator.

In a victim impact statement,...
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