Stalker, 55, ‘creeped out’ 32-year-old super-slimmer who had conquered Everest by running alongside her bus to declare his love and buying her gifts of flowers and honey
- Laura Lindores, 32, was left ‘panic stricken’ when Keith Jervis, 55, followed her
- Working in a Harrow homeless charity she helped Jervis find a place to live
- He told her he loved her and bought her flowers, a jar of honey and body wipes
- Imprisoned for 12 weeks, suspended for two years and ordered to complete 100 hours community service by a judge at Willesden Magistrates Court
Laura Lindores, 32, was left ‘panic striken’ and ‘creeped out’ when Keith Jervis, 55, chased after her bus and gifted her flowers and honey during a ten-week campaign
A woman who conquered Everest after losing six-and-a-half stone through hypnosis gained a persistent stalker.
Laura Lindores, 32, was left ‘panic stricken’ and ‘creeped out’ when Keith Jervis, 55, chased after her bus and gifted her flowers and honey during a ten-week campaign.
Working for a Harrow homeless charity Ms Lindores first met Jervis when she found him accommodation.
Jervis, from Amersham, Buckinghamshire, was convicted of stalking Ms Lindores between August 24 and November 8, last year.
She told Willesden Magistrates Court Jervis was tracking her daily routine, even following on foot a bus she had just boarded near her office on November 8.
‘I heard a really loud rapping noise on the window next to me and it was Jervis. I went into complete panic mode and was praying that he wasn’t able to get on.
‘I saw him sprinting to catch up with it and when he got on I felt like I wanted to be sick.
‘He said: “Whatever bus you were on I’d chase for you. You know how much I’m in love with you”.
‘He tried to hug me and I got off and started running towards our other office and he was shouting my name and: “I love you,” repeatedly.
‘I was panic stricken, I didn’t know to cry or be sick. It was like being in a horror movie, my hands were shaking so much I couldn’t get the key in the door.’
She called the police after the incident and told them about a hooded Jervis had been hanging around her workplace and a church drop-in centre.
‘On September 25 there was a gift bag sitting there at the office,’ she told the court. ‘Inside was a packet of body wipes and a jar of honey, which I thought was really odd.
‘Later I received a ‘thank-you’ card with fifty pounds in it and by now was very creeped out and feeling quite paranoid.’
She left the church on October 3 and was confronted by Jervis. ‘He was sitting on a wall outside and I was freaked out because I couldn’t get back in because the door locks automatically.
During the stalking campaign Jervis made approximately 27 phone calls to Ms Lindores, leaving multiple voicemails, declaring his love for her
‘I thought I was going to have a heart attack at this point. I felt I couldn’t stay there because it wasn’t safe and had to get away.
‘He shouted something and asked how old I was. I heard loud footsteps behind me as if someone was running and then he appeared in front of me.
‘He told me that he had fallen in love with me and I said: “I can’t talk, I’ve got to go” and went into the shopping centre because there is security there.’
During the stalking campaign Jervis made approximately 27 phone calls to Ms Lindores, leaving multiple voicemails, declaring his love for her.
She told Willesden Magistrates Court Jervis was tracking her daily routine, even following on foot a bus she had just boarded near her office on November 8
One text read: ‘Welcome back my Queenie, my boss, my everything’. Another read: ‘It would appear I’ve been turned into a sex pest, although that wouldn’t be the first time.’
Jervis said Ms Lindores was ‘flattered’ by a complementary comment he made about her bum and that she stroked his hand while viewing a property, both claims she denied.
He was imprisoned for 12 weeks, suspended for two years and ordered to complete 100 hours community service.
Jervis was also made subject to a five-year restraining order, prohibiting contact with Ms Lindores and must pay £400 cost and a £115 victim surcharge.
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