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A MAN has been jailed after admitting stalking a woman, threatening her family and sending her unwanted gifts.

Conrad Pritchard, 62, repeatedly contacted the victim, sent her unwanted gifts, made threats against her family and friends and went to her place of work.

The offending took place between January 1, 2021 and November 22 last year.


The court heard that the 62-year-old had pursued a course of conduct which amounted to the stalking of a woman, which caused her serious alarm or distress and which had a substantial adverse effect on her usual day-to-day activities when he knew or ought to have known the effect his behaviour would have.

Pritchard pleaded guilty to a charge of stalking involving serious alarm or distress when he appeared at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court. He was then committed to Worcester Crown Court for sentencing.

Pritchard, of Underhill Road, Hereford, was in December sentenced to 20 months in prison and handed a 10-year restraining order banning him from contacting the victim.