Man pleads guilty to assault and stalking of ex-partner
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A Northampton man has appeared in court to admit to repeatedly assaulting and stalking his former partner.
Jamie Robinson, aged 32, appeared before Northampton Magistrates’ Court on December 1 where he admitted one charge of actual bodily harm against the woman on July 26 this year, one charge of common assault on July 17, and one count of stalking involving fear of violence between June 26 and October 15.
The stalking charge relates to Robinson turning up at various places unexpectedly, including at the woman's home and workplace, and using digital devices to stalk her as well, including hiding a camera within her home to listen to her and record her conversations without her knowledge.
On one occasion, he stalked her to a hotel in Northampton where she was staying with a friend and booked himself into an adjacent room.
Robinson, of Grafton Way, Duston, was remanded into custody ahead of sentencing at Northampton Crown Court on December 30.
Investigating officer PC Thomas Rosignoli, of the Domestic Abuse Team at Northamptonshire Police, said: “Jamie Robinson is an extremely calculating and manipulative individual who became fixated with his ex-partner, with his obsession seeing him go to extreme lengths to continue to stalk her as well as hide evidence and prevent his movements in following her being traced.
“His victim has shown great bravery in standing up to and reporting his utterly unacceptable behaviour, as well as in supporting our investigation and the subsequent court case, where Robinson had initially tried to deny what he had been doing.
“The circumstances of this case, and the level of stalking involved, are rarely seen, and I am very pleased Robinson has finally admitted his guilt and spared his victim the further trauma of giving evidence in court.
“Northamptonshire Police takes all forms of domestic abuse incredibly seriously. If you are affected by it, please have confidence in reporting it to us – we will listen, support you throughout our investigation, and will do all we can to ensure those responsible are brought to book for their crimes.”
*This release has been made with the support and agreement of the woman involved.*