“Ibrahim is a violent, cowardly and controlling bully"
Raheeb Ibrahim, aged 25, of Redhill, Nottinghamshire, was jailed for two-and-a-half years after he subjected a young woman to a three-month stalking campaign that involved harassment and abuse.
He terrified his victim for three months by stalking her and threatening her when she did not reply to his messages.
Ibrahim would regularly send her text and social media messages, demanding to know where she was at all times.
On New Year’s Eve 2020, the situation escalated when Ibrahim became enraged and accused the woman of flirting with another man.
He then pushed her to the ground and grabbed her around the neck.
Ibrahim later hired a car and followed the victim when she left her home. He demanded that she “get in the car”.
The confrontation led to the woman to flee in panic.
During his three-month campaign of abuse, Ibrahim would regularly demand to know where his victim was.
He would then video call her to check on her location.
If she did not answer the phone, Ibrahim would become aggressive.
Ibrahim was arrested on January 18, 2021, when police pulled him over in his vehicle. He was found in possession of cannabis.
He initially denied the abuse allegations, claiming that the woman was making them up.
He later pleaded guilty to stalking with fear of violence, assault by beating, engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour, and possessing cannabis.
Ibrahim appeared at a hearing at Nottingham Crown Court on October 8, 2021.
He was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison. Nottingham Post reported that he also received a restraining order.
The restraining order prevents him from contacting the victim for five years.
Police Investigator Christopher Smith, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:
“Ibrahim is a violent, cowardly and controlling bully who mounted an appalling campaign of harassment against a young woman who was left in very real fear for her safety.
“His behaviour throughout this period was genuinely shocking and I am pleased he has now been brought to justice.
“The victim, in this case, acted with commendable courage and dignity to bring this disgraceful behaviour to our attention and give such compelling evidence throughout the judicial process.
“I hope this sentence provides her with some degree of comfort.”