Cirencester man admits stalking ex-girlfriend

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A CIRENCESTER man who contacted his former partner 112 times in seven days has appeared in court.

Craig Francis, aged 39, of Watermoor Road admitted stalking causing serious alarm or distress, witness intimidation and two counts of sending malicious communications when appearing at Gloucester Crown Court.

He was arrested on June 1 following allegations by the woman related to offences committed between April 14 and May 30.

The 112 calls, 48 of which were in a three hour period, were made from a withheld number and Francis also used social media to contact his former partner’s family and friends.

He has been remanded in custody until 23 August when he will appear at Gloucester Crown Court to be sentenced.

PC Jason Stalker said: “This is a good result and shows that Gloucestershire Constabulary takes this type of crime, and the welfare of vulnerable victims, seriously.

“We hope the victim in this case can now get on with her life without fear of further harassment from her former partner, who is currently remanded in custody pending his sentencing in August.”

Information on what to do if you are the victim of stalking or harassment can be found by visiting: glostakeastand.com/types-of-abuse/stalking/ or stalkinghelpline.org

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