Controlling stalker locked up over harassment campaign

Hassan Javed, 20, has been locked up for 18 months. (Photo: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Hassan Javed, 20, has been locked up for 18 months. (Photo: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

A STALKER who was so obsessed with his ex-girlfriend that he ended up at her place of work and college has been locked up for harassment, it was reported on Monday (12).

Hassan Javed, 20, had previously admitted to stalking and criminal damage and he has been locked up for 18 months.

Birmingham Crown Court heard that Javed harassed his ex-girlfriend by turning up at her place of work, college and home and bombarding her with messages on social media. Although the victim blocked Javed on her mobile, he set up different social media accounts to message her.

Some of the messages sent to the victim, 17, were abusive.

Javed and the victim dated from late 2017 to the summer of 2018. The victim broke off their relationship and Javed, an accountant, refused to accept it was over.

The court heard that Javed’s behaviour became so “overwhelming” that it caused the victim to drop out of college. She then began an apprenticeship and attended a college course one day a week, but Javed turned up in the same class. He was eventually removed.

He was also escorted off the premises after he turned up at her place of work.

Passing sentence, Judge Richard Bond said: “She was only 17 and you had what I would describe as a controlling relationship with her.

“You controlled her not just in subtle ways but in quite deliberate ways. You told her what she should wear and who she should speak to.

“She was constantly in fear of meeting you and your attitude was that you simply did not care. The only person you are concerned with is yourself

“She ended up having to look over her shoulder.

“She did make a complaint to the police and you were arrested and bailed with conditions to keep away from her but you immediately broke those conditions by contacting her on email and Instagram.

“Very serious distress has been caused to the victim.”