Medic stalked ex, court told

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A medic stalked his former girlfriend, engineering meetings with her and phoning her after he had ended their relationship, a court heard.

Robert Wilding then left his victim a message telling her she was in his will and that he was going to do something in the next five minutes.

Appearing at Blackpool Magistrates Court, Wilding, 51, of St Peters Place, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to harassing his ex between November 20 and 22.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said the couple had met in January last year and in October this year Wilding ended the relationship.

The court heard his girlfriend felt he had done that to test her reaction.

She then started to get numerous calls from him and emails to her work. She told police and he was given a harassment warning.

The court was told after this she was walking her dog on The Mount at Fleetwood and she saw him with his dog. She felt he had purposely set out to bump into her.

The prosecution said the same day she was in the port’s Dockers pub when Wilding came in.

She tried to ignore him but he kept coming over to where she was stood with her brother, trying to speak to her.

He made a number of calls to her and then left a message saying she was in his will.

The court heard she believed he was going to harm himself and alerted police.

Patrick Nelligan, defending, said Wilding, a solider for 22 years who reached the rank of Warrant Officer had no previous convictions and was leaving soon to work in Jordan as a medic.

Wilding had spent two days in custody and now accepted his behaviour had not been appropriate.

Wilding was bailed for pre-sentence reports by Blackpool magistrates.

He must not contact his ex or enter Harris Street, Fleetwood as conditions of his bail.