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A BUILDER who became obsessed with a teenage coffee shop worker has been slapped with a five-year restraining order. Sergio De Sousa Da Encarnacao, 49, from South Ilford, was found guilty of stalking and sentenced at Central London Magistrates’ Court earlier this month. A jury heard how De Sousa Da Encarnacao became fixated with the 17-year-old woman while working...

A BUILDER who became obsessed with a teenage coffee shop worker has been slapped with a five-year restraining order.

Sergio De Sousa Da Encarnacao, 49, from South Ilford, was found guilty of stalking and sentenced at Central London Magistrates’ Court earlier this month.

A jury heard how De Sousa Da Encarnacao became fixated with the 17-year-old woman while working on a site on Queen Victoria Street in December 2015.

Over a period of five months, he followed the victim to and from work, learning her patterns on public transport and sending her gifts engraved with her name. He was also spotted near her house.

City of London Police officers arrested De Sousa Da Encarnacao on 10 May while he was tailing his victim.

He was handed a one-year community order, instructed to undertake rehabilitation and pay court costs on top of his five-year restraining order.

He was also banned from entering any of the stores of the coffee chain where the woman works.

Detective Sergeant Richard Butcher, from the City of London Police, said: “We welcome the sentence given to De Sousa Da Encarnacao and thank the victim for her courage in reporting this behaviour to us and supporting this investigation.

“We hope this serves as a warning that this kind of behaviour is absolutely unacceptable.”

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A THIEF who stole more than £20,000 worth of watches from a top City jeweller will have plenty of time to think about his transgressions after being jailed for 12 months.

Richard Daniel Wilson, 27, made off with two designer timepieces from a jeweller in the Royal Exchange on 20 June, feigning interest in making a purchase until the sales assistant was distracted.

He then carried off an almost identical robbery three weeks later, this time helping himself to a Rolex from a jeweller in Watford.

He appeared at St Albans Crown Court last week where he was convicted on three counts of theft.

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A SOUTH London man will stand trial at the Old Bailey on 26 September over the death of 23-year-old Thomas Hulme.

Alexander Bruce Thompson, 32, of Wandsworth, has been charged with manslaughter following a violent incident in a minicab in Farringdon Street on 26 August.

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