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Stalker let himself into house of victim and stretched out on her bed

Obsessed stalker, 54, let himself into house of victim 30 years his junior and stretched out on her bed as she cowered in nearby room

  • The 24-year-old Cleethorpes animal trainer spoke of her long-running ordeal  
  • Vincent Cutsforth met the woman when he went with others to buy a puppy 
  • Cutsforth was handed a three-month suspended sentence and restraining order

A shocked woman has relived the terrifying moment she realised that an obsessed stalker was inside her home – and stretched out on her bed – as she cowered in a room nearby.

The persistent stalker – 30 years older than her – let himself into her home while she was resting in her underwear in another bedroom.

When she realised what was going on, she barricaded herself into the bedroom and secretly texted family and friends to ask for help and for the police to be called in but was frightened that he would hear her.

Vincent Cutsforth, 54, (pictured) admitted stalking the 24-year-old between September and December 2018

The intruder had, over a period of weeks, repeatedly bombarded her with telephone calls and messages, called her ‘babe’ and turned up outside her home during a ‘horrible’ campaign.

The 24-year-old Cleethorpes animal trainer spoke of her long-running ordeal after her unwanted admirer, Vincent Cutsforth, 54, of Riby, appeared in court.

He admitted stalking the woman between September and December 2018.

She told Grimsby Live: ‘He was lying on my bed with his shoes off. I was in the spare bedroom in my underwear and I heard his ringtone. His phone was ringing.

‘My best friend had just died of cancer and I wasn’t sleeping very well. At first, I just thought that, because he had been harassing me, I had just dreamt it.

‘Then I heard him speaking. I had one per cent on my mobile and I texted his partner, my mum, my grandma and two friends to tell them that Vinnie was in my house and not to ring me and to call the police.

‘I didn’t want Vinnie to hear me talk. I spoke to his partner and she said there was nothing she could do because she was in London.

‘I barricaded myself in. The police turned up and he was arrested on my bed. He was just waiting. As he was arrested and taken out of my house, he just said: ‘I love her, I love her’.

‘I ran downstairs with a bedspread wrapped around me.’ Cutsforth walked in because the door was open at 8am after the woman had returned from walking dogs at 6am.

‘He entered the house and got in my bed,’ she said. ‘I have cameras in my house and he walked around first.

‘Psychologically, it was a lot to cope with and I had my bedroom redecorated.’

Cutsforth (pictured) was given a three-month suspended prison sentence, 20 days’ rehabilitation and a five-year restraining order at Grimsby Crown Court

The woman said: ‘I couldn’t leave the house without somebody coming with me. When I got home, I had to ring my friend to get from my car into my house. I was just scared.

‘I just didn’t want to be by myself. I live alone. It just put a real strain on my life. It has been a living nightmare for me.

‘It’s changed my personality and it’s made me more guarded in the future.’

She said of Cutsforth: ‘It was nothing romantically at all. I think he has just got an addictive personality. He just took my kindness the wrong way and took advantage really.

‘I’m the kind of person who would help anybody but I just keep myself to myself. I think that he was sly.

‘I also think that what he has done is very unfair and he just seems to have got away with it all.’

Cutsforth was given a three-month suspended prison sentence, 20 days’ rehabilitation and a five-year restraining order at Grimsby Crown Court.

The woman said: ‘He saw himself as a role model and someone to help me. Then he became obsessed and quite needy.

‘I definitely think that he was attracted to me because he made references to sex. He definitely fancied me.

‘He asked me one day if I thought he was good looking and I said ‘No’. Then he lost it with me.’

She claimed: ‘He was name-calling and he hit me across the face with a dog toy. The assault charge was dropped and put into the stalking case.’

In court, Michael Greenhalgh, prosecuting, said that the woman was an animal trainer and ran a dog training class.

Cutsforth met her when he went with others to buy a puppy.

The stalking began when Cutsforth turned up uninvited when she was walking her dog on land and at her workplace, which was in Grimsby at the time.

He monitored her movements and loitered outside her home, spying on her.

Cutsforth sent her messages asking to see her and called her ‘babe’, saying that he cared for and loved her.

‘He would turn up on numerous occasions outside her house,’ said Mr Greenhalgh.

Cutsforth would make as many as 250 calls and would sit in a vehicle outside her home. He posted a Facebook message saying: ‘All I do is care.’

He told police after they found him on the woman’s bed: ‘All I have ever done for this girl is look after her and maybe she should be in handcuffs.’

Gordon Stables, mitigating, said that the incidents happened over a period of two weeks and then over another of one week.

There was a long period when nothing happened.

Cutsforth had suffered alcohol and other problems.

‘He is turning his life around and doing a good job with it,’ said Mr Stables.

Judge Mark Bury told Cutsforth: ‘You overstepped the mark quite significantly. ‘You walked into her house uninvited and lay on her bed. That must have been quite frightening for her.

‘The impact if all this behaviour on her has been quite significant.

‘She is 30 years younger than you and it’s quite plain that she didn’t want to have the sort of contact with you that you wanted with her and you should have left it.

‘You caused her really serious distress. This is persistent offending and there are aspects of it that are particularly unpleasant.’

 

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Teenager is dragged into the bushes and raped by a stranger

Teenager is dragged into the bushes and raped by a stranger who left her with a head injury and two black eyes

  • ‘Horrific attack’ that occurred in Bromley, south east London earlier today
  • Suspect is described as a black man, about 5 foot 8 inches, of muscular build, aged no older than 30 and was wearing a grey jumper during the attack
  •  Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 181/20MAR

A sex attacker who raped a teenager earlier today is being hunted by police amid fears he may strike again.

Police say the victim, in her late teens, was dragged into bushes before being raped in a ‘horrific attack’ that occurred in Bromley, south east London.

The young woman suffered a head injury and two black eyes, and was taken to hospital after being treated by paramedics at the scene.

Officers, sniffer dogs and the air service searched the area, but there was no trace of the attacker.

The ‘horrific’ attack occurred near Bromley, in south east London and police are appealing for witnesses to the event or for anyone who fits the description of the attacker

The suspect is described as a black man, about 5 foot 8 inches, of muscular build, aged no older than 30.

He was wearing a grey jumper during the attack at 00.39 on 20 March in Turpington Lane in Bromley,.

Detective Sergeant James Ivens from the Met’s South Area’ Safeguarding team, said: ‘This was an absolutely horrific attack on a young woman and we are doing all we can to support the victim and find who is responsible.

‘However, we also need the public’s help. If you witnessed anything at all in the Turpington Road area, no matter how insignificant you think it might be, please contact my team as a matter of urgency.

‘Understandably, this incident is going to cause concern in the local community – but please be assured that crimes of this nature are extremely rare in Bromley.

‘Nevertheless, I’d urge women who are walking alone to remain vigilant and to report anything suspicious to police – always call 999 in an emergency.’

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 181/20MAR.

Alternatively, contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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Can I still travel into London during the coronavirus outbreak? – The Sun


DOWNING Street insists any future coronavirus restrictions will not involve isolating London. 

But trains and buses are being affected by staff shortages. 

⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates

Are trains still running in and out of London? 

Yes they are, but there are reductions in services. 

A partial shutdown of the London Underground is beginning.

Up to 40 stations that do not interchange with other lines are going to be closed "until further notice".

The Night Tube, which normally operates on Friday and Saturday nights, has been suspended and there will be no Waterloo and City line services.

South Western Railway is cancelling trains into London at short notice because it says "like most organisations, we're seeing more staff having to stay at home unwell".

Govia Thameslink Railway has cancelled a "small number of services" due to workers being unwell or self-isolating.

What would a lockdown mean for public transport? 

First off Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman told reporters: “There is zero prospect of any restriction being placed on travelling in or out of London.”

He said police were responsible for maintaining law and order and there were no plans to use the military for this purpose, though the government put military reservists on formal notification.

But events are happening fast and the Government could change its mind. 

A lockdown could mean key workers only are allowed to use a reduced public transport service. 

What should commuters do if they have season tickets?

The Rail Delivery Group explains that season tickets can be refunded, depending on how long is left unused on them, but there may be an admin fee.

A spokesperson said: “Rail companies understand that these are exceptional times and we are committed to playing our part to support the national effort to delay the spread of coronavirus.

“Train operators have agreed that for tickets they have sold, they are waiving refund fees on most refundable fares and in the case of cheaper advance fares, all operators will be allowing fee-free changes to a trip if someone decides to change when they travel.”

What is the government advice on travelling?

The current government guidance is: "Avoid non-essential use of public transport, varying your travel times to avoid rush hour, when possible."

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Prince Harry duped into offering to help fictional island of ‘Chunga-Changa' by pranksters posing as Greta Thunberg

PRINCE Harry was duped into offering to help a fictional island called “Chunga-Changa” by Russian prankers posing as Great Thunberg.

More details of the calls between Harry and two notorious hoaxers emerged today after the pair fooled him into believing he was talking to the teenage climate activist.


New details show the 35-year-old was the unwitting subject of a string of jokes during his conversations with Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexey Stolyarov.

In one call, Harry spoke openly of his agony over Megxit and claimed that President Donald Trump had “blood on his hands”.

The Duke of Sussex was duped into saying he was “completely separate” from most of the Royal Family in calls recorded by the pranksters.

And he joked: “I can assure you, marrying a Prince or Princess is not all it’s made up to be.”

FAKE ISLAND

During one phone call, he was pranked into believing mining companies close to President Trump were exploiting a fictional island.

The island, called Chunga-Changa, is the name of a Russian children’s song about a tropical island that doesn’t exist and where it is summer all year.

The fake Greta asked: "Have you heard something about Chunga-Changa’s struggle. We’ve been there it is really terrible, have you heard something about it? Interesting."

Harry replied: “I actually haven’t because I don’t really look at news anymore. That starts my day badly and finishes my day badly.”

He added: “I think it’s a very good idea.”

Have you heard something about Chunga-Changa’s struggle. We’ve been there it is really terrible, have you heard something about it?

Harry was also pranked into promising to help move penguins to the North Pole.

The jokers even told the Duke they could help him claim the throne of Russia and suggested Greta could marry Prince George.

They also joked about Harry smoking “weed” with hippies on her eco-catamaran and proposed he join Greta’s celebrity movement called “Stars Save The Earth” with Leonardo Di Caprio and Angelina Jolie.

In an embarrassing exchange Harry failed to spot the pranksters wanted a ship to sail penguins – which are native to the South Pole – all the way to the North Pole.

The fake Greta and her dad Svante said they had 50 penguins stuck in landlocked Belarus where it was only a “barbaric” -20 degrees instead of -70.

Greta said: “Yeah and now we are searching for some ship maybe to transport the poor penguins to their native place.”

I actually haven’t because I don’t really look at news anymore. That starts my day badly and finishes my day badly.”

Her father added: “North Pole. Maybe you have any contacts who can help us to find a catamaran or something like that.”

Then Greta said: “Or maybe you have a ship in Belarus, why not, I don’t know.”

Harry failed to spot Belarus has no coastline and said he would email a contact of someone who could help.

He said: “I’ve got one person who is a polar guide in the North Pole. He is from Norway, called Ingus Sorhein, he may able to help you, he knows all the right people.”

Greta also asked Harry if he could help her marry into the British royal family suggesting she is interested in Prince George, claiming she a distant relative of Sweden’s King Charles.

Harry replied: “I can assure you, marrying a Prince or Princess is not all it’s made up to be.”

HOAX CALLS

And she claimed there were discussions in Russia that Harry could become the head of a restored monarchy.

Harry replied chuckling: “Well there you go maybe that’s our new purpose to be able to focus and take over Russia.”

Greta offered Harry a ride on her zero-carbon catamaran with her “hippy friends” she used to traverse the Atlantic to avoid gas-guzzling jets.

Her fake dad said: “But I want to warn you, these people have been smoking weed in the sea all the time.”

Harry replied: “I’m sure”

And the would-be Greta said: “I read Harry also smoked when he was young. Sorry!”

When suggesting possible jobs after his royal exit Greta and her father tol the prince they hope he does not end up in McDonald’s.

Harry fired back: “Junk food, sad, sad meat and accompanied with it contributing so much to climate change. I will not be working there, no.”




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Road rager SMASHES into another car while shouting insults at different driver – The Sun

A ROAD-RAGE driver was caught on video smashing into a vehicle while berating a different motorist.

The red-faced motorist can be seen yelling something out of his window when he collides with a yellow car right in front of him.


The driver appears to yell a series of expletives before the crash, and laughing could be heard after impact.

Air bags in the vehicle could be seen inflating after the crash.

The footage was posted recently on the video-sharing website LiveLeak.

It was not immediately clear where the road rage incident took place, but there appeared to be a lot of traffic.

Road rage incidents and fatalities have increased over the years, including a 500 per cent spike in deaths in a recent 10-year span, according to Fox 5.

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My married boss lured me into having an affair and now he is stalking me – The Sun

DEAR DEIDRE: MY boss lured me into having an affair with him when I was feeling low. But I have fallen passionately in love with him and he says he can’t leave his family home.

I moved jobs to try to make the break but he turns up at lunchtime or after work. My love for him is ruining my life and I’m only 23. He is 39.


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I suffered from depression after my brother took his own life 18 months ago. He was 25.

I was off work for three months and my boss called me, saying he was worried about me and asking me out for a drink.

I thought it was kind and I was pleased to see him.

It became a regular thing and he started telling me how unhappy he was with his wife and that he was going for divorce.

He asked me out for a drink when I got back to work and said he had feelings for me.

I was a bit shocked and wary when he tried to kiss me.

He wanted sex but I said no, but over the following weeks he kept saying how unhappy he was and how much he loved me, and I fell for him.

We eventually had sex and it was wonderful, so special.

I thought we could have a future together, as he had led me to believe he was going for divorce, but after about six months he started making excuses as for why he couldn’t see me.

Eventually, he admitted the problem was that his wife was suspicious. I then discovered he had never left her.

He was still there in the family home with the three kids. He hadn’t even talked to a solicitor.

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I broke up with him but he would keep making up excuses for asking me into his office at work and texting and calling me.

It was agonising so I handed in my notice and found another job which started last month.

But he turns up at my office at lunchtime or after work and messages endlessly.

I love him and he says he loves me, but that he cannot leave his children. He insists he and his wife just co-exist.

I don’t know what he wants. I feel so unhappy I can’t concentrate at work. I don’t know how to escape from this.

DEIDRE SAYS: I am sorry. You have tried to do everything right but this man is cynically pursuing you and wrecking your chances of happiness.

He has made his choice, to stay with his family, and you must stick to your decision to move on.

Tell him you never want to see him again and will report him to the police for harassment if he doesn’t back off.

Put it in writing in some way, so you could produce it as evidence as need be.

He knows he is hurting you so don’t be sucked in by his claims to love you.

If he persists, you can find support through the National Stalking Helpline (stalkinghelpline.org, 0808 802 0300). My e-leaflet Mend Your Broken Heart will help you move on emotionally.

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