Stalker who bombarded personal trainers with messages walks free from court

A woman who stalked her personal trainer and bombarded him with hundreds of messages and gifts of chocolate and flowers walked free from court today. 

Binti Patel, who pleaded guilty to harassing her personal trainer who she met at the Gym Group in Wembley, was sentenced at Harrow Crown Court to 11 months in prison suspended for two years.  

Patel, 34, became besotted with her personal trainer and turned up outside his house and even his children’s school, the court heard. He eventually quit his job following the campaign of harassment, the CPS said.

She also sent the victim chocolates and flowers and bombarded him with hundreds of emails, text messages and letters.

Patel even fabricated a fiancé and sent the victim a letter from “him”. The letter called on the victim to take back “false allegations” of stalking against Patel, which led to her getting banned from the gym.

It said: “Take your false allegations back. Apologise with dignity and loyalty. Otherwise I am going to the Citizen Advice Bureau and that will be hell for you.”

After she was banned, another letter to the victim from Patel read: “Still waiting for my diet plan from you.”

In some of the messages Patel referred to the victim as her brother, and in an attempt to reconcile with him, she said: “I need my brother to walk me down the aisle.”

After pleading guilty to one count of stalking, Patel, of Wembley, was sentenced on Monday to 11 months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years.

Malcolm McHaffie, from the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “Stalking can have a profound effect on someone’s life. Patel’s conduct became so disruptive that the victim felt forced to quit his job. He also feared for the safety of his family.

“Despite the victim telling Patel to leave him alone, and Patel being given a harassment warning letter, she continued. What’s more, Patel tried to emotionally blackmail the victim by fabricating a life story where she was pregnant with twins and was also a victim of a stabbing.

“The prosecution’s case was so strong that Patel had no choice but to plead guilty.

“I hope this conviction and the restraining order granted today provides the victim with some comfort and gives other victims the confidence to come forward and report their stalkers to the police.”

Patel was also ordered to attend a six-day rehabilitation activity and pay a £140 victim surcharge, while she was handed a restraining order until further notice.

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