Accused thought he had found his long-lost child

Daily Echo: Accused thought he had found his long-lost child Accused thought he had found his long-lost child

A 30-YEAR-OLD woman was forced into hiding by a man who claimed she was his long-lost daughter, a court heard.

Soon after a chance meeting on a bus, Nigel Perren followed the woman and began harassing her for the next three weeks This included sending rambling letters to her at her home as well as presents including a painting, Southampton magistrates heard.

The court was told how Perren, 41, was mentally ill, although no pre-sentence psychiatric report had been prepared as he did not cooperate.

However, since being on remand he was taking his medication to stabilise his moods.

District judge Anthony Callaway said: “This was a very serious matter because it resulted in the complainant having to leave home with her daughter to get away.

“Saying it was your daughter was thoroughly offensive to her and caused her considerable distress.

“People are entitled to live without harassment, although I believe that you are suffering from individual mental health problems.”

Judge Callaway jailed Perren for three months, but stepped back from imposing a restraining order because that might lead to Perren finding out where the woman lived.

Perren, 41, of Heath Gardens, Netley, pleaded guilty to harassing the woman during April of this year.

Defending himself after sacking his solicitor, Perren said he had nothing to say, although he later added: “I think prison is not going to help very much”.

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8:38am Tue 23 Oct 12

Inform Al says...

Take it the looney bins are full up or closed down. After what Dave said yesterday I'd of thought something a bit better than filling up our prison system would have been on the cards.
Take it the looney bins are full up or closed down. After what Dave said yesterday I'd of thought something a bit better than filling up our prison system would have been on the cards. Inform Al

9:49am Tue 23 Oct 12

rudolph_hucker says...

So he reckoned he was a Dad at 11?
Jeez.
No wonder mental health still has a taboo surrounding it when there are nutters like this out there on the streets.
Scary.
So he reckoned he was a Dad at 11? Jeez. No wonder mental health still has a taboo surrounding it when there are nutters like this out there on the streets. Scary. rudolph_hucker

10:07am Tue 23 Oct 12

Ted Rogers says...

rudolph_hucker wrote:
So he reckoned he was a Dad at 11?
Jeez.
No wonder mental health still has a taboo surrounding it when there are nutters like this out there on the streets.
Scary.
'No wonder Mental Health still has a taboo surrounding it' when two idiots like you make such ridiculous statements.

A man with obvious and proven mental health issues, whilst mitigating in his own defence, says to the judge that he doesn't feel prison will help him then gets put into the penal system.

Brilliant.
[quote][p][bold]rudolph_hucker[/bold] wrote: So he reckoned he was a Dad at 11? Jeez. No wonder mental health still has a taboo surrounding it when there are nutters like this out there on the streets. Scary.[/p][/quote]'No wonder Mental Health still has a taboo surrounding it' when two idiots like you make such ridiculous statements. A man with obvious and proven mental health issues, whilst mitigating in his own defence, says to the judge that he doesn't feel prison will help him then gets put into the penal system. Brilliant. Ted Rogers

10:08am Tue 23 Oct 12

Vonnie says...

rudolph_hucker wrote:
So he reckoned he was a Dad at 11? Jeez. No wonder mental health still has a taboo surrounding it when there are nutters like this out there on the streets. Scary.
It has the taboo for the very reason that people like you make such offensive descriptive comments.

The man obviously needs help but he is not going to get it in prison, and probably not at all until a tragedy happens.
[quote][p][bold]rudolph_hucker[/bold] wrote: So he reckoned he was a Dad at 11? Jeez. No wonder mental health still has a taboo surrounding it when there are nutters like this out there on the streets. Scary.[/p][/quote]It has the taboo for the very reason that people like you make such offensive descriptive comments. The man obviously needs help but he is not going to get it in prison, and probably not at all until a tragedy happens. Vonnie

10:21am Tue 23 Oct 12

Shoong says...

Inform Al wrote:
Take it the looney bins are full up or closed down. After what Dave said yesterday I'd of thought something a bit better than filling up our prison system would have been on the cards.
'Looney bins' as you put it have no place in civilised society.
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Take it the looney bins are full up or closed down. After what Dave said yesterday I'd of thought something a bit better than filling up our prison system would have been on the cards.[/p][/quote]'Looney bins' as you put it have no place in civilised society. Shoong

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