"Ali carried out his despicable and targeted harassment for a number of months"
Luton man Fasal Ali, aged 36, who resides on Hillborough Road, has been jailed for four and a half years at Luton Crown Court on Thursday, March 21, 2019, for persistently harassing his ex-partner.
Ali subjected his ex-partner to months of harassment and vile threats despite having a restraining order issued against him.
The victim’s horrific ordeal lasted over a period of four months from May to September 2018.
It was heard that in his targeted harassment, Ali broke into the woman’s home, sent her threatening messages and called her several times.
Detective Constable Sara Dutton, who investigated the harassment, said:
“Ali carried out his despicable and targeted harassment for a number of months, which had such a negative impact on his victim.”
The Luton resident pleaded guilty to all counts of the breach of the restraining order, burglary, possession of an offensive weapon, aggravated vehicle taking and going equipped for theft.
Ali also pleaded guilty to stealing a car in Luton on July 10, 2018. Moments after taking it, he crashed the vehicle and made off on foot, but was detained by police officers nearby.
Fasal Ali was sentenced to four and a half years in prison.
Following the sentencing, DC Dutton spoke about the effects that harassment can have on a person. She said:
“Harassment and threats can cause immeasurable damage, psychological damage which does not heal easily.”
“We are glad that Ali will now answer for his vile behaviour and will spend years behind bars.”
In another case which occurred in 2018, a Milton Keynes based man was jailed for obsessively stalking a woman and threatening to harm her with acid.
Amardeep Singh Bahra stalked the woman for three months and intimidated her with threats and obsessive behaviour.
He accused the victim of ruining his life and sent her over 2,000 WhatsApp messages per day. Bahra even turned up at her workplace and home.
Bahra was fixated on her and claimed that she was his girlfriend but she denied it. He told her that if he couldn’t be with her then he would make sure no one else could.
He threatened to “burn” and “ruin” her face with acid. After pleading guilty to the charge of stalking, Bahra was jailed for one year.
If you or someone you know is suffering from stalking or harassment, do not suffer in silence. Report it by calling 101. In case of emergency, always call 999.