Second man stalks supermodel

EXCLUSIVEBy Benedict O'ConnorA CANADIAN man accused of stalking supermodel Claudia Schiffer at her East Anglian home is being deported.Louis-Alexandre Brisette, 21, repeatedly visited and left notes at Coldham Hall in Stanningfield, near Bury St Edmunds, the home of 32-year-old Ms Schiffer, her film producer husband, Matthew Vaughn, and their son, Caspar.

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By Benedict O'Connor

A CANADIAN man accused of stalking supermodel Claudia Schiffer at her East Anglian home is being deported.

Louis-Alexandre Brisette, 21, repeatedly visited and left notes at Coldham Hall in Stanningfield, near Bury St Edmunds, the home of 32-year-old Ms Schiffer, her film producer husband, Matthew Vaughn, and their son, Caspar.


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Staff at the 16th Century mansion spotted Brisette in the vicinity several times, but on March 8 and 9 he called at the house asking to see the supermodel and, when told she was not at home, left her letters.

Suffolk police were called and Brisette was cautioned, but he returned on March 11, again leaving a note at Ms Schiffer's home. The following day he returned, was arrested and charged with causing harassment.

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Brisette was due to appear before St Edmundsbury magistrates yesterday, but Paul Forshaw, prosecuting, said the Canadian, who had been staying at the Angel Hotel in Bury St Edmunds, could not attend as he was being deported back to Canada.

This is not the first time Ms Schiffer has allegedly received unwanted attention. In November 2002, Italian chef Agostina Pomata was sectioned under the Mental Health Act after he repeatedly visited the supermodel's home.

Ms Schiffer, who was pregnant at the time, was said to have become too frightened to stay home alone as a result of Pomata's actions.

Neither Ms Schiffer, nor her husband, who produced the hit films Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, were available for comment yesterday.

The case against Brisette was adjourned for two weeks when it is the prosecution's intention to discontinue it because of his deportation.

But Mr Forshaw told magistrates that would not preclude bringing the charges again if Brisette were to return to the country.

benedict.o'connor@eadt.co.uk

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