Driving teacher who stalked his 17-year-old pupil is jailed after breaching restraining order

An obsessed driving teacher who stalked his 17-year-old pupil has lastly been jailed after he breached a restraining order and turned up at her residence with Stanley blades.

Graham Mansie, 53, stalked Maisie Relph, now 19, over a four-month interval between July and October final 12 months.

I created a TikTok account known as ‘For Maisie’ which featured a pink coronary heart emoji and the bio ‘my favorite,’ requested her out for drinks and showered her with undesirable presents, posing on WhatsApp as a male first-year pupil.

He misplaced tons of of kilos attempting to pay darkish net fraudsters to hack her social accounts and has left {the teenager} with publish traumatic stress.

Maisie modified her clothes and minimize her hair right into a bob after the police suggested her change how she regarded when Mansie was on bail.

The scholar mentioned the ordeal has left her unable to exit alone and mentioned the stress of being stalked has led her to be identified with extreme anorexia.

Maisie Relph, now 19, was stalked over a four-month interval between July and October final 12 months

Graham Mansie, 53, pleaded guilty to one count of stalking and was given an eight-week jail term, suspended for a year, in May - but he has now been jailed

Graham Mansie, 53, pleaded responsible to 1 rely of stalking and was given an eight-week jail time period, suspended for a 12 months, in Might – however he has now been jailed

Mansie, from Beckenham in south east London, pleaded responsible to 1 rely of stalking and was given an eight-week jail time period, suspended for a 12 months, in Might this 12 months.

However simply 9 days later, the stalker acquired in his automotive and drove 220 miles to York, the court docket heard in the present day.

He had already breached his bail situations twice by contacting her on Instagram and WhatsApp earlier than he turned up exterior her residence, the court docket was informed.

One in all Maisie’s flatmates noticed Mansie sitting on the grass below her window, rocking, when he returned from work at round 11pm, the court docket heard.

The frightened college students known as safety, who discovered wounds on his wrists. Mansie handed over Stanley blades and the police discovered extra blades, it was mentioned.

Mansie was lastly jailed for 20 months at York Crown Court docket in the present day.

He was given 16 months for breach of a restraining order, two months for possession of blades, and his suspended sentence of two months was activated, all to run consecutively.

Talking simply earlier than sentencing, Maisie mentioned she feared he was going to make use of the knives to influence her to go together with him, or sexually assault her.

Maisie, a psychology in schooling pupil from Bromley, south-east London, mentioned: ‘It was terrible – an absolute nightmare. I solely acquired 9 days of freedom.

Maisie changed her clothing and cut her hair into a bob after the police advised she change how she looked when Mansie was on bail

Maisie modified her clothes and minimize her hair right into a bob after the police suggested she change how she regarded when Mansie was on bail

‘I used to be satisfied he would not break the restraining order however I assume that was too good to be true.

‘I used to be all about rehabilitation earlier than however he is proven he must be in custody as a result of it is simply not secure for me, my buddies, or him for him to be out.

‘My flatmates mentioned I used to be like a unique particular person in these 9 days – I used to be so chilled and smiling.

‘I actually thought I would acquired my life again, but it surely all went improper once more.

‘This entire scenario has made me very cautious. I am unable to exit alone anymore.’

Maisie signed up for ten classes with Mansie, from Beckenham, south-east London, in July 2020 and ended up having 32 in whole.

Mansie turned up outside the teenager's flat in York on May 27, the court heard on Wednesday

Mansie turned up exterior {the teenager}’s flat in York on Might 27, the court docket heard on Wednesday

Mansie, 33 years older than the sixth-former, taught round 15 of her buddies who had all handed their checks and really helpful him.

However he quickly began calling her his ‘favorite,’ invited her out for drinks, and talked for a lot of the two-hour classes about desirous to be in a relationship with somebody, she claims.

One in all her buddies mentioned he saved telling them he had a pupil he wished a relationship with, she mentioned.

Mansie was given an eight-week jail time period suspended for a 12 months at Bromley magistrates’ court docket on Might 18 and was informed to finish 30 rehabilitation days and go to the Stalking Menace Evaluation Heart to get assist.

The court docket was informed he had already breached his bail situations twice by contacting her on Instagram and WhatsApp.

Then he turned up exterior her flat in York on Might 27, the court docket heard on Wednesday.

Masie’s sufferer assertion in court docket mentioned: ‘This crime has impacted me each emotionally and psychologically.’

The scholar mentioned the stress of being stalked has led her to be identified with extreme anorexia and he or she was present process remedy.

‘I take into consideration what has occurred day by day, always nervous and paranoid about what might occur,’ she mentioned.

‘I genuinely thought issues couldn’t get any worse after the earlier incidents. Nonetheless, when Mr Mansie breaks a authorized order simply 9 days after sentencing, it leaves me to query if this may ever finish.’

She mentioned he was ‘obsessed’ and him driving from south London left her ‘gobsmacked’.

‘I’m now a 19-year-old who’s battling a extreme psychological sickness and having to stay with a 53-year-old stalker, while attempting to get a level,’ the psychology pupil informed the court docket.

Maisie said she has considered moving to Australia but doesn't want to change her life

Maisie mentioned she has thought-about shifting to Australia however does not wish to change her life

The court docket heard Maisie was unable to reply any questions in interview with the police however gave a ready assertion which mentioned he wished to kill himself after reviews of the unique case had been circulated on social media websites.

She mentioned: ‘I knew it was him as quickly as I noticed him sitting there – he was rocking forwards and backwards and crying. He should be very sick.

‘His picture is imprinted on my mind. I am not in a position to neglect sadly. I might determine him anyplace from his Arsenal soccer high and his hair from him.

‘I’ve considered altering my identify, and even emigrating to Australia.

‘I do not wish to do this although; I really like my life and I do not wish to change it, and I am unable to let all the pieces revolve round him.

‘I additionally assume that if he needs to seek out me he’ll. I positively have post-traumatic stress from this. Each time I see a pink Ford Fiesta or somebody in a soccer shirt I panic, though he is been in custody since Might.

‘It is arduous to explain how terrible it’s to fret about when this may finish. He is 53, so this might theoretically keep on for a minimum of one other 20 years.’

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