"His actions left a woman terrified even when at her own home"
Zuber Juma, aged 24, of Hamilton, Leicester, was jailed for two years and eight weeks on Monday, April 1, 2019, at Leicester Crown Court, for repeatedly stalking a woman.
He turned up near her house and at her place of work despite having a restraining order against him. The ordeal left the victim terrified.
Juma was issued with the restraining order on November 19, 2018, after he uploaded indecent pictures of the woman onto Instagram.
The restraining order banned him from contacting the victim in any way. It also barred him from entering the area near her home and her workplace.
However, the court heard that he attempted to contact the victim and also turned up at her work and near her house a few weeks after being issued with the restraining order.
Juma first breached the restraining order when the victim received a WhatsApp message from an unknown number.
She recognised Juma’s voice when a work colleague called the number. The court heard that she recorded the conversation.
On November 30, 2018, the woman spotted Juma in a car outside her workplace. She then took pictures of his car.
She later saw Juma parked near her home in the same vehicle. The victim’s friend took photos of the car. A police officer also saw the car in the area.
Detective Constable Berni Rowlson said: “Juma had no regard for the restraining order which was in place.
“His actions left a woman terrified even when at her own home or place of work.”
Juma was arrested and charged on December 1, 2018, when his phone revealed several attempts had been made to contact the victim.
The photos of Juma’s car at both locations provided vital evidence according to the police which led to the charge.
Juma pleaded guilty to stalking his victim and was sentenced to a total of two years and eight weeks in prison. This included 24 weeks for the suspended sentence he breached.
DC Rowlson added:
“I would like to thank the victim for the courage she has shown which included gathering including taking pictures.”
“This undoubtedly helped us with the investigation and helped lead to a charge and ultimately this guilty plea.
“Stalking is a serious offence and we will take action when a report is made.
“If you believe you are a victim of stalking you should report it to the police immediately. We will provide full support to you throughout the investigation.”