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Pictured: Rhodri Harries<br />
Re: Rhodri Harries who convinced his girlfriend she was being stalked has been jailed thanks to a “dogged and protracted” police investigation, Swansea Crown Court, Wales, UK.<br />
Dyfed-Powys Police officers were able to prove that Rhodri Harries was behind a relentless series of messages sent to his ex-partner in an attempt to test her fidelity.<br />
Harries who has now been jailed, was described in court as showing “bizarre and wicked” behaviour in making his girlfriend believe she had a stalker while pretending to support her through the police investigation.<br />
Investigating officers were praised in court for their work in identifying Harries as a suspect and building a strong case against him.<br />
Temporary Detective Inspector Matthew Briggs said: “This was a very unusual case, which began in August 2019 when the victim reported she had been receiving messages from a social media account she believed to be fake.<br />
“The matter escalated as the victim received 118 calls and 84 messages over a short period of time, including information which led her to believe the person was following her.<br />
“This had a massive impact on the victim, who was so fearful that she began to sleep with weapons nearby.”<br />
Police resources were immediately dedicated to the enquiry, with safety and security advice given to the victim.<br />
Harries became a suspect when a message contained a reference to something the victim had said when he was in the room.<br />
Police focussed their enquiries on the 35-year-old, identifying him as the person buying top-up credits for the mobile phone used to send the messages, and tracing the location of the phone using cell site analysis, which matched his movements.<br />
He was arrested on suspicion of stalking after turning up at the victim’s address unexpectedly while she was providing a statement to police officers.<br />
The following day, a mobile phone was found hidden under a carpet near the victim’s garden. This was examined and found to belo
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Pictured: Rhodri Harries
Re: Rhodri Harries who convinced his girlfriend she was being stalked has been jailed thanks to a “dogged and protracted” police investigation, Swansea Crown Court, Wales, UK.
Dyfed-Powys Police officers were able to prove that Rhodri Harries was behind a relentless series of messages sent to his ex-partner in an attempt to test her fidelity.
Harries who has now been jailed, was described in court as showing “bizarre and...
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