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Barry man called former partner almost 400 times on one day

South Wales Police

A 39-year-old man from Barry who called his former partner almost 400 times on one day has been made subject of a Stalking Protection Order (SPO).

Cardiff Magistrates’ Court found that he had engaged in a terrifying campaign of stalking, intimidation, and threats of his former partner.

The five-year order, which was granted on January 18, 2024, provides much needed protection for the victim and her new partner.

As part of the SPO he must not approach, contact, or conduct surveillance those named within the order.

Elinor Spiers-Morgan, South Wales Police Stalking Coordinator, said:

“The man’s behaviour was fixated, obsessive and unwanted.

“On one occasion he bombarded his former partner with almost 400 calls from a withheld number in the space of one day, he put a tracker on her car, and on another occasion, he was seen on CCTV attending her home address and peering in through the windows.

“We hope the Stalking Protection Order provides her much reassurance and confidence to go about her daily business knowing that additional protection is in place.”

Breaching a Stalking Protection Order is a criminal offence and can lead to a prison sentence of up to five years.

In statement released by South Wales Police, they said they are committed to safeguarding victims, holding offenders to account, and preventing the cycle of reoffending and victimisation.

Stalking Prevention Orders are just one measure available to us and they will be enforced.

If you have been the target of fixated, obsessive, and unwanted behaviour which has caused alarm and distress, please come forward and make a report.

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