Was Sedat Tur leaving more than just a veiled threat?
Sedat Tur a 36 year old British man who stalked a woman and left a dead fox on her front door step has been banned from contacting her for ten years.
Appearing in front of a Birmingham Magistrate the court heard how the man left the fox outside of the woman’s home unaware that she had moved weeks before in a bid to escape him.
The ban against the man came after Tur admitted stalking the woman since last summer and deluging her with hundreds of texts, phone calls and messages on social media.
Along with leaving a dead fox by the woman’s presumed front door, Sedat Tur also set up a fake online profile which led to his victim being inundated with requests for sex from men.
The ruse had led to the man receiving a police caution last summer but within days of being warned to stay away, Tur was at it again, according to a report via the mirror, ‘bombarding’ the woman with texts and phone calls.
Told the prosecuting lawyer, David Devine to the court: ‘In these messages the defendant professed his love for her, told her how excited she made him feel and how he wanted to hold her close.’
Tur is alleged to have then set up another fake Facebook account , using the alias of Roy Atkins, which was similar to the name of someone his victim knew and so she contacted him.
His stalking campaign continued with hundreds and hundreds of texts and phone calls, all saying “I love you”.
In one instance, the assailant called his victim 30 times in one day.
The victim said she could not turn off her phone because she worked away and needed it for her employment and also to stay in touch with family.
Eventually, she was forced to move home, but several weeks later she had moved her former neighbor told her a dead fox had been left by Tur on her doorstep.
Responding to the allegations against him, Sedat Tur’s solicitor, Ian Vesey, said his client knew his behavior was ‘inappropriate’ and had not contacted his victim since he was charged last November.
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