Jealous Colchester bodyguard who fitted tracking devices to his ex-girlfriend’s car jailed for four years
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A jilted Colchester bodyguard who stalked his ex-partner and posted intimate photographs of her on a swinger’s website has been jailed for four years.
Father-of-two Anthony Webb, of Holliland Croft in Great Tey, was sentenced for a sustained “campaign of harassment” which saw him fit tracking devices to his ex-girlfriend Denise Bolt’s car at Ipswich Crown Court on Monday.
The 44-year-old had denied two charges of stalking and another of possessing a stun gun disguised as a mobile phone but was convicted of all three by a jury earlier this year.
The court heard Webb met Ms Bolt in 2009 when her marriage was breaking down.
The couple moved in together in 2011 – but their relationship deteriorated and Ms Bolt contacted him on New Year’s Day 2015 to tell him it was over.
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During Webb’s trial Ipswich Crown Court heard that around two weeks after their break-up he sent Ms Bolt a message stating: “I hope history isn’t repeating itself.
“You know I would hospitalise anyone sniffing around you.”
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The close protection officer, who was working for high profile clients when he met Ms Bolt, also recreated a dormant FabSwingers account the pair set up in 2011 and posted intimate photographs of his ex-girlfriend online.
Over the next few months he fitted tracker devices to Ms Bolt’s car along with a vehicle belonging to a colleague she had become close to, Timothy Morrfew, and looked through her bank account.
While Ms Bolt was away a burglary took place at their shared home in Colchester so Webb installed three cameras which he could access with his phone – and took around 120 pictures of her over three days.
Lucy Ginsberg, defending, said Webb worked as a security guard at Colchester General Hospital for a number of years and had helped to prevent suicides there.
She told the court that the stun gun was found in a cupboard after Webb was charged with the stalking offences.
Ms Ginsberg claimed he had no intention of using it as it had no battery and he did not have a charger to go with it.
Sentencing him today, Judge John Devaux said Webb had carried out a “campaign of harassment” and gave him a total of four years in prison.
He was also given a restraining order which will last for five years – during which time he must not contact Ms Bolt or her family.