Man climbed up a drainpipe to spy on ex, court told

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  • Restraining order is given after he harassed his former girlfriend
  • He climbed a drainpipe and send scores of unanswered messages
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HE CLIMBED a drainpipe to listen to her conversations and made scores of calls and WhatsApp messages.

And now Dean Roxburgh, 25, of Emsworth Road, North End, has been given a restraining order for harassing his ex-girlfriend Kelsey Scutt.

I feel stressed about the whole incident and I don’t feel safe on my own

Kelsey Scutt

Roxburgh appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court to answer a charge of harassment, to which he pleaded guilty on December 10 last 
year.

Andrew Newman, prosecuting, told the court Roxburgh and Ms Scutt had a turbulent relationship which did not end well.

Mr Newman said: ‘They met online in November 2013 chatting on Snapchat.

‘They had an on-and-off relationship during that time.’

Mr Newman told the court Roxburgh and Scutt had a baby daughter, and eventually broke up.

He said: ‘They argued constantly.’

Mr Newman said Ms Scutt announced on the social media app WhatsApp on November 16 last year that she was in a new relationship, which Roxburgh saw.

Roxburgh then went to her address at Catherine Booth House, an assisted housing centre in St Pauls Road, Southsea.

Roxburgh climbed a drainpipe to listen to her conversations and Ms Scutt screamed when she saw him and fled in panic.

Reading from her victim statement, Mr Newman said: ‘I was hysterical and crying and we all ran down to the staff office.’

Over the next day Roxburgh sent Ms Scutt 30 WhatsApp messages and made 33 calls to her phone, none of which she answered.

Ms Scutt said in the statement: ‘I feel stressed about the whole incident and I don’t feel safe on my own.

‘I just want him to stop contacting me and I don’t want him to see his daughter until he works himself out.’

Roxburgh gave no comment when given the chance to justify his actions in court.

A magistrate banned Roxburgh from contacting Ms Scutt directly or indirectly for two years.

He is only allowed to contact Ms Scutt through his mum, Linda Roxburgh, so she can arrange meetings with their daughter.

He also has to attend a ‘Building Better Relationships’ programme for the same period.

Roxburgh was also ordered to pay £85 in costs and £60 as a victim surcharge.