Stalker ex tracked woman down to a hotel and booked himself into room next door

A stalker ex who planted hidden cameras in his former partner's home and secretly recorded her conversations has been jailed for four years.

Obsessive ex-boyfriend James Robinson, 32, had carried out a five month stalking campaign between June and October last year where he turned up unexpectedly at the woman's home and place of work.

A court also heard that, on one occasion, he had even tracked her down to a hotel where she was staying with a friend and booked himself into the room next door.

The victim reported Robinson's actions to the police, who soon discovered he had planted listening devices and cameras in her home.

She was unaware of the devices, which Robinson was using to listen in on her conversations without her knowledge.

He went on to admit stalking involving fear of violence as well as one count of causing actual bodily harm against the woman and one count of common assault.

Robinson, from Northampton, was jailed for four years and given a ten year restraining order against the victim at Northampton Crown Court.

PC Thomas Rosignoli from Northamptonshire Police's Domestic Abuse Team, said: "I welcome the sentence handed down to Jamie Robinson as it reflects his calculated, obsessive behaviour, and the extreme lengths he went to in order to try and keep this woman in his grip".

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He continued: "The woman in this case has shown great bravery in standing up to Robinson and reporting his awful actions to us.

"I hope the conclusion of this case allows her some closure and an opportunity to move on and hopefully find someone who will treat her well, as she deserves.

"To hide a camera in someone's home is a gross invasion of privacy and the level of stalking involved in this case has thankfully been reflected in the length of the sentence handed out.

"Northamptonshire Police takes all forms of domestic abuse incredibly seriously".

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