MAGISTRATES have taken action against a Winchester stalker obsessed with actress Billie Piper.

A four-year stalking protection order has been placed on Philip Jerome, 44, of Fivefields Road, Highcliffe.

Magistrates in Portsmouth heard that Jerome has been subject of a restraining order made by North London Magistrates' Court in February 2018. He has breached that order, the court was told.

The court heard on July 21 that Jerome's conduct had caused Doctor Who star Billie Piper serious alarm and distress, writing a letter explaining his fixation and obsession with the victim, visiting her home and going to her front door, leaving her feeling unsafe.

Under the the new order he is banned from the entire postcode of NW1 in London and must wear an electronic tag which will alert the police if he enters that area.

Jerome is also barred from going to any theatre, television production, film production, music performance, book signing, television/film premiere and festival where Ms Piper is performing or attending.

He must contact an offending manager if he wants to use any device capable of making or storing digital images.

Any software he uses must be open to inspection by probation or the police.

Jerome is also banned from trying to contact Ms Piper or members of her family.

Magistrates told Jerome if he breaches the order he risks going to prison for up to five years.


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