A man who subjected his former partner to an obsessive five-week campaign of stalking and harassment, was jailed for five-year at Luton Crown Court on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
Phone data showed that between November 11 and December 22, 2018, Adam Meade, 29, of no fixed address, contacted his victim over 450 times from different mobile numbers.
After the victim ended their three-month relationship, Meade began re-contacting the woman with birthday greetings and managed to con her into thinking he had changed, arranging a meeting just days later. As soon as he arrived, Meade verbally abused the victim before assaulting her and threatening to cause her further harm and damage her car. The persistent messages continued over coming days, and when he offered to pay back money she loaned him, too afraid to say no, she agreed to a meeting.
Again Meade became angry and abusive, threatening her before withdrawing money from her account and snapping her bank card.
More unwanted phone calls and messages followed, with increasingly explicit threats to rape her, and kill her and her family.
On November 29, 2018, after receiving four phone calls from an unknown number, the victim found Meade had damaged her car, and then repeatedly blamed her for his actions, warning her to “watch what happens.”
Meade, who is currently in prison for unrelated offences, was sentenced to five years for stalking his victim. This is to be served after he completes his current sentence in May 2020.
He must serve at least two thirds of the sentence before he is eligible for parole and, due to being classified as dangerous, will have a five year extended licence upon his release. Meade received a further 27 months for breaching a restraining order, to be served concurrent to the main sentence.