A MAN who bombarded former Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis with undesirable messages, letters and items has been jailed.
Stalker Alex Boston was banged up and handed a restraining order which means he can not contact the 28-year-old actress.
The CPS mentioned Boston, 43, of Moreton, Merseyside, stalked the previous Hollyoaks star between April 2020 and July 2021, bringing presents and flowers to her door at evening.
She turned so scared she finally moved out of the home to stick with kin, the courtroom heard.
In an announcement learn out at Sefton Advanced Case Court docket immediately, Ms Davis mentioned: “I can not loosen up or really feel protected and safe and really feel my protected haven has been violated.
“Mentally, this man’s stalking has brought about me a lot stress, I used to be struggling to manage.
“I used to be too scared to go away or enter my house. I might and nonetheless have panic assaults to this present day.
“I consistently really feel like I am trying over my shoulder and might’t absolutely loosen up, and my nervousness is horrendous.”
Ms Davis, who appeared in Celeb Large Brother in 2016, was additionally inundated with playing cards and letters.
In a single letter, which was seven pages lengthy, Boston claimed he cherished her and was in a relationship together with her, the CPS mentioned.
In April 2021, Ms Davis advised police she had been receiving unsettling messages from various social media accounts, which have been finally traced again to Boston.
Officers have been additionally capable of hyperlink Boston to the letters by fingerprint proof, and to the items by CCTV footage.
Boston pleaded responsible to stalking at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court docket on November 12 and was jailed immediately for seven months.
He was initially on account of be sentenced on December 22 however fled when he noticed the press at courtroom, in keeping with the CPS.
A warrant was issued for his arrest and an additional listening to date was set for December 30 – however once more he failed to point out.
Prosecutor Ronan Molloy mentioned: “The actions of Alex Boston terrified his sufferer. He continued with a marketing campaign of harassment and worry over a number of months.
“He claimed to be in a relationship with Ms Davis. This was a complete fiction however the deception drove him additional and additional into criminality. No matter he thought he was doing, he has virtually ruined the lifetime of the girl he claimed to be in love with.
“The Crown Prosecution Service wish to thank Ms Davis for her assist in bringing this prosecution and for reporting the crimes of Mr Boston to the police. We hope the profitable conclusion of this prosecution helps her to maneuver on together with her life.
“Mr Boston has dragged the conclusion of this case out by working away on a number of events. He’s now behind bars. The CPS hopes that this case sends out a robust message to different victims of on-line harassment and abuse that they don’t have to tolerate it.”
Davis is greatest identified for enjoying Sinead O’Connor on Hollyoaks and got here to fame on BBC expertise collection Over The Rainbow.
She has a five-year-old son with actuality tv persona Jeremy McConnell.