Police turn their backs on Spotted Portsmouth after stalking case

POLICE officers in the city have turned against a shamed Facebook page.

Tuesday, 20th March 2018, 3:56 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th March 2018, 4:00 pm
Paul Nelson, 46, of Western Avenue, Southsea, has appeared at Portsmouth Crown Court charged with stalking causing harassment, alarm or distress. Picture: Malcolm Wells

Portsmouth Police has distanced itself from Spotted Portsmouth, after page admin Paul Nelson appeared in court for stalking a woman for six months.

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The court heard that Nelson hacked the woman’s email and social media accounts, loitered near her home and put up Spotted Portsmouth stickers near her home.

In a tweet, Portsmouth police confirmed that it had unfollowed Spotted Portsmouth.