Stalker, 48, subjected married couple to three years of hell by bombarding husband with texts and following his WIFE after he rejected her advances
- Stalker Jennifer Tulloch bombarded a married man with messages over 3 years
- She also confronted Mark Presland's wife in a pub, and followed them home
- The couple went to police when she cruised past their house 14 times in 2 hours
- Tulloch was let off with a community order at Wimbledon magistrates' court
Jennifer Tulloch (pictured) sent 1,300 emails over the course of two months to Mark Presland, 41, between July and September last year
A stalker who bombarded a married man with messages and confronted his wife in a pub after he rejected her advances has been spared jail.
Jennifer Tulloch, 48, sent 1,300 emails over the course of two months to Mark Presland, 41, between July and September last year.
Mr Presland befriended Tulloch in 2015 but grew worried when she began following him to clubs and events and sending him frequent emails.
Tulloch then professed her love to Mr Presland in July 2016 and he informed his wife Sue Presland, 48.
They told the woman to back off but she started driving to the Preslands' family home and sending Mr Presland more 'rambling' emails.
She was handed a warning but was not discouraged from stalking Ms Presland to a pub in Wimbledon, southwest London.
Tulloch launched into a bitter tirade against the woman and was removed by bar staff before returning a short while later to be dragged away again.
The victims contacted police after Tulloch cruised past their house 14 times in the space of just two hours.
She was arrested and taken to a south London police station where she admitted her obsession and was assessed for mental health problems.
Tulloch was found guilty of stalking last month at Kingston Crown Court. She was sentenced yesterday to a 12-month community order with a rehabilitation requirement of 20 days and 80-hours of unpaid work. She was also given a five-year restraining order.
Mark Presland said: 'This has caused distress and anxiety to our daily lives. Sue and I relive what she has done and wonder what she may do next.
'I worry about Sue. She has had counselling for depression and is on medication. Jennifer is totally obsessed by me and my wife.'
Sue Presland, 48, says the stalking campaign has caused her panic attacks and a fear of leaving her house, describing her lifestyle as being 'close to a hermit.'
She added: 'I fear seeing the defendant and I am angry about the lies of the defendant. I have been living on a knife edge for two years.
Tulloch was found guilty of stalking last month at Kingston Crown Court. She was sentenced yesterday to a 12-month community order with a rehabilitation requirement of 20 days and 80-hours of unpaid work
PC James Brevitt, who led the investigation, said: 'Throughout this ongoing case, victim 1 continually told Tulloch that he did not have feelings for her and that he did not want to be with her.
'Both victims continually told the defendant at every opportunity that they wanted nothing to do with her and to stop contacting them. They made no conscious attempts to make any form of contact with Tulloch since September 2016 when police issued the defendant a harassment warning.
'Despite this, Tulloch continued to try to involve herself in the lives of the victims though direct and indirect means. This has been a continuing effort on Tulloch's part.'
Detective Constable David Tate, from the Met's Stalking Threat Assessment Centre, added: 'Whilst a significant percentage of stalking is committed by men against women, this case really highlights that anyone can become a victim of stalking.
'The Met would encourage anyone who feels they may be the victim of stalking to tell us about it - we take all reports of stalking seriously.'
Tulloch, of Morden, south London, admitted causing serious alarm or distress by making false allegations.
She was ordered to complete 20 days of rehabilitation and 80 hours of unpaid work.