Driving instructor who stalked his 17-year-old student is jailed after breaching restraining order

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

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

He created a TikTok account known as ‘For Maisie’ which featured a purple 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 scholar.

He misplaced a whole bunch of kilos attempting to pay darkish internet fraudsters to hack her social accounts and has left {the teenager} with submit traumatic stress.

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

The coed stated the ordeal has left her unable to exit alone and stated the stress of being stalked has led her to be recognized with extreme anorexia.

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

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 at least one depend of stalking and was given an eight-week jail time period, suspended for a yr, in Might – however he has now been jailed

Mansie, from Beckenham in south east London, pleaded responsible to at least one depend of stalking and was given an eight-week jail time period, suspended for a yr, in Might this yr.

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

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

Considered one of Maisie’s flatmates noticed Mansie sitting on the grass beneath 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 stated.

Mansie was lastly jailed for 20 months at York Crown Courtroom at present. 

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 stated she feared he was going to make use of the knives to influence her to go along with him, or sexually assault her.

Maisie, a psychology in training scholar from Bromley, south-east London, stated: ‘It was terrible – an absolute nightmare. I solely obtained 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 reduce her hair right into a bob after the police suggested she change how she seemed when Mansie was on bail

Maisie said the ordeal has left her feeling very 'cautious' and says she can't go out on her own anymore

Maisie stated the ordeal has left her feeling very ‘cautious’ and says she will’t exit on her personal anymore

‘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 protected for me, my pals, or him for him to be out.

‘My flatmates stated I used to be like a distinct individual in these 9 days – I used to be so chilled and smiling.

‘I actually thought I would obtained my life again, however it all went improper once more.

‘This complete state of affairs 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 outdoors {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 pals who had all handed their exams 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.

Considered one of her pals stated he saved telling them he had a scholar he needed a relationship with, she stated.

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

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

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

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

The coed stated the stress of being stalked has led her to be recognized with extreme anorexia and she or he was present process remedy.

‘I take into consideration what has occurred day-after-day, consistently apprehensive and paranoid about what might occur,’ she stated.

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

She stated 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 dwell with a 53-year-old stalker, while attempting to get a level,’ the psychology scholar instructed the court docket.

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

Maisie stated she has thought-about transferring 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 stated he needed to kill himself after stories of the unique case had been circulated on social media websites.

She stated: ‘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 ailing.

‘His picture is imprinted on my mind. I am not in a position to overlook sadly.

‘I might determine him wherever from his Arsenal soccer high and his hair.

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

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

‘I additionally suppose that if he needs to search out me he’ll.

‘I undoubtedly have post-traumatic stress from this.

‘Each time I see a purple Ford Fiesta or somebody in a soccer shirt I panic, despite the fact that he is been in custody since Might.

‘It is onerous to explain how terrible it’s to fret about when this can finish.

‘He is 53, so this might theoretically keep on for at the least one other 20 years.’

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