Stalker threw eggs and soup at victim’s home after court ban

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A stalker threw food at his victim’s house after being ordered by a court to keep away from her.

William Todd hurled eggs and soup at the woman’s windows and walls during two separate attacks in just one day.

No woman in this world is worth going to prison for, it has sunk in while I have been in prison.

William Todd

Todd was banned from having any contact with the woman by a restraining order imposed in February.

But Newcastle Crown Court heard the 61-year-old ignored the ban and got in contact with her within hours of it being made.

Todd has already been dealt with by magistrates for flouting the order.

He was in the dock yesterday after admitting five breaches, which he committed in the space of just three weeks.

Prosecutor Andrew Walker said the majority of Todd’s constant contact involved him turning up at the woman’s house and talking to her in the street.

His behaviour took a different turn on March 20.

Mr Walker said: “At around 7am she heard banging on the front of the house.

“She looked out of the window and saw him outside.

“She went outside and ccould see the defendant had been throwing food at the living room window and at the back of the house. Eggs had been thrown at the kitchen window.”

Later that evenging while the victim was watching television, Todd returned.

Mr Walker added: “Again, food was thrown at the window, soup and the like.”

The victim told police she was “absolutely drained” by Todd’s behaviour towards her.

She said in a statement: “I am worn down.

“I am scared to walk in the area I live.

“It doesn’t bother him that the order is in place.”

Todd, of Elmwood Street, Fencehouses, Houghton le Spring, admitted five charges of breaching a restraining order.

He has been remanded in custody for the last four months- which he said from the dock has given him a new outlook.

Todd said during the hearing: “No woman in this world is worth going to prison for, it has sunk in while I have been in prison.”

Mr Recorder Keith Miller sentenced Todd to six months imprisonment, suspended for 12 months, with programme requirements.

The judge said Todd must stay away from the woman for life and warned:

“Orders are made to be obeyed.”

Tony Hawks, defending, said: “None of the offences involved violence but that’s about the best that can be said.”