A 31-year-old who harassed a teenage lady for over a 12 months together with bombarding her with calls, splitting her lip by hitting her and asking her for intercourse, has been sentenced.

Shuhan Shahid, of Darwin Drive in Cambridge, who met his sufferer by pals in early 2017, has been slapped with a restraining order.

After hanging up a friendship, Shahid started driving {the teenager} round and shopping for her meals, cigarettes and alcohol in what Cambridge Crown Courtroom heard was “grooming behaviour”.

The sufferer stated that Shahid began to get possessive and threatened her male pals.

She stated he would snatch her cellphone and look by it, flip up at her office and school, and ask her to have intercourse with him.

The courtroom heard how he bombarded her with greater than 150 calls from unknown numbers in the course of the time he was harassing her.

He struck her face, splitting her lip, at one level in the course of the ordeal, and one other time grabbed her by the hair to cease her getting out of his automobile at visitors lights.

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Though the sufferer minimize contact with Shahid he would name her mum, flip up at her dwelling and beep his automobile horn, or go away her flowers.

‘I do not care if I die, you are dying with me’

On October 14 2017, Shahid had been ingesting and noticed the lady on Chesterton Street in Cambridge.

Her grabbed her by the arm and demanded she acquired within the automobile earlier than driving her to a village the place he snatched her cellphone.

His driving on the journey again to Cambridge turned erratic and the courtroom heard he instructed the lady: “I do not care if I die, you are dying with me.”

{The teenager} managed to get out of the automobile when it stopped at visitors lights however Shahid caught up together with her at outlets on Milton Street, the place he picked her up and threw her to the bottom.

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A passer-by intervened and Shahid fled. The sufferer was taken to hospital and made a press release to police 4 days later.

Shahid was arrested however the sufferer later withdrew her grievance.

In December 2017, police have been referred to as to Trinity Avenue the place the lady was being dragged round by Shahid.

Officers took her dwelling however she once more refused to make a grievance.

In March 2018, {the teenager} instructed police that Shahid was harassing her.

She stated referred to as her each day and would flip up at her home every morning, so she needed to climb over the backyard gate to keep away from him.

One morning he texted her saying “your hair seems good” whereas she was doing her hair, making her assume he was outdoors watching her.

Arrest and courtroom case

When he was interviewed by police after being arrested, Shahid claimed that he had by no means needed a relationship with the lady and it was all in her head.

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However he later admitted stalking involving concern, alarm or misery and three expenses of placing an individual in concern of violence.

Shahid was sentenced to a 21-month jail time period, suspended for 2 years, at Cambridge Crown Courtroom yesterday (December 11).

He was additionally ordered to participate in a constructing higher relationships programme and to finish a 25-day rehabilitation exercise requirement.

And he was handed a restraining order stopping him from contacting the sufferer or going to her handle, which is able to run indefinitely.

DC Cheryl Harris stated: “The size of the restraining order given on this case reveals how critically the courts take stalking and harassment and can assist to guard Shahid’s sufferer sooner or later.

“The offences have had a transparent affect on her and she or he was courageous in coming ahead.

“I hope she is now capable of finding some closure from the traumatic expertise. We’ll at all times take experiences of this nature very critically.”


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