Love letter man banned from chemists

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A man has been banned from all Lloyds chemists shops on the Fylde coast after stalking pharmacists.

Andrew Hill sent one woman chemist a love letter and left his phone number saying he hoped she would call him.

He also shook a bag of Viagra pills in front of a woman pharmacy manager stating they enhanced his performance.

Hill at times visited and phoned the two women every day at the Lloyds chemists branches in King Street and Talbot Road, Blackpool, where they worked and was eventually banned from both shops.

Hill, 48, of Devonshire Road, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to two offences of harassment. He was sentenced to six weeks jail suspended for 12 months, put on six months supervision and ordered to pay £150 costs plus £80 victims’ surcharge.

District Judge, James Hatton, sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court also put Hill on a two-year restraining order which bans him from approaching or contacting either victim and from entering any Lloyds pharmacy on the Fylde Coast.

In a victim’s statement, the pharmacist who was sent the love letter said she was petrified and felt she had to watch her back all the time. The pharmacy manager said she was on edge every time the shop door opened.

Hugh Pond, defending, said: “It was a case of unrequited love. He was enamoured by one of the assistants. He is not a violent man, in fact he is exactly the opposite.”