A man from Trowbridge Receives Suspended Sentence for Stalking Offences

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A man from Trowbridge Receives Suspended Sentence for Stalking Offences

Simon Anteney, aged 35, from Yarnbrook Gardens in Trowbridge, has been handed a 20-month suspended sentence for stalking offences. The sentence was delivered yesterday at Bournemouth Crown Court following Anteney’s guilty plea during an earlier hearing in November 2023.

A Man From Trowbridge Receives Suspended Sentence For Stalking Offences

Anteney’s actions included incessant messaging, sending gifts, and unwelcome visits to both the victim’s residence and workplace. Additionally, he contacted the victim’s family and resorted to creating false email accounts to reach her.

A Man From Trowbridge Receives Suspended Sentence For Stalking Offences

In addition to the suspended sentence, Anteney has been mandated to participate in an accredited 28-day programme, engage in up to 20 days of rehabilitation activities, and carry out 150 hours of unpaid work. Moreover, he has been issued a five-year restraining order.

A Man From Trowbridge Receives Suspended Sentence For Stalking Offences

Local Criminal Investigator Dawson commended the victim for her courage in stepping forward and navigating through the investigation. Dawson emphasized the serious nature of stalking, underscoring Wiltshire Police’s commitment to addressing such behaviour robustly.

A Man From Trowbridge Receives Suspended Sentence For Stalking Offences

Stalking, characterized by its fixated, obsessive, unwanted, and repetitive nature, can have profound effects on victims. Dawson encouraged individuals who believe they may be experiencing stalking to report it to the authorities promptly. He also highlighted the availability of support and advice from the Suzy Lamplugh Trust’s National Stalking Helpline at 0808 802 0300.

A Man From Trowbridge Receives Suspended Sentence For Stalking Offences

Stalking encompasses a range of behaviours, including contacting someone through various means, persistently following them, and intruding upon their personal space. Wiltshire Police provides resources and information on stalking via its website, and victims can report the crime or seek assistance from the National Stalking Helpline.

The sentencing of Anteney serves as a reminder of the serious repercussions individuals face for engaging in such behaviour and reinforces the commitment of law enforcement agencies to address and prevent stalking incidents.

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