A SOUTHAMPTON teenager has been sentenced to a young offender institution after stalking a woman.

Lloyd Baker, 18, stalked his victim between September 18, 2021, and January 29, 2022. 

The court heard how on September 18, he approached his victim and was verbally abusive towards her. 

On December 12, he called his victim and made various abusive remarks toward her.

On January 10, he visited her address and was verbally abusive.

On May 17, he used threatening and abusive words and behaviour towards his victim, and was also found to be carrying cannabis. 

The next day, he damaged an EMS electronic tag

Appearing at Southampton Magistrates' Court, he admitted one charge of stalking without fear, alarm or distress, one charge of using threatening and abusive words and behaviour, one charge of criminal damage, and one charge of possession of a class B drug. 

Baker, of Westover Road, Southampton, was sentenced to 26 weeks in a young offender institution and was handed a restraining order banning him from contacting his victim or visiting her address for two years. 

He was also ordered to pay court costs of £620.

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