A man has received a custodial sentence after admitting stalking a woman in Corby.
Jordan Grieveson, aged 24, was charged with stalking involving serious alarm/distress after harassing the woman repeatedly at a number of locations in the town between February and April this year.
At the opening of what was to be a trial at Northampton Crown Court earlier this month, Grieveson instead changed his plea to guilty and was sentenced to 14 months’ imprisonment, as well as being ordered to pay a £156 victim surcharge.
He was also made subject to a restraining order preventing him from contacting his victim, which will last until October 31, 2026.
Sergeant Tom Bailey, of Kettering Response teams, oversaw the case as it came to court.
Speaking afterwards he said: “I’m really pleased with this result, and that Grieveson finally accepted the harm he caused by his repeated actions in following and harassing his victim, leaving her in fear about simply trying to live her life as normal.
“Behaviour like this is completely unacceptable and Northamptonshire Police will always investigate and seek to take whatever action is required to prevent offending like this and protect those at risk.
“I’d like to thank the initial investigating officer in this case, PC Jarrod Staughton, who did an amazing job in capturing all the evidence required to bring Grieveson to justice and save his victim the further trauma of giving evidence in court.”