ITV News's Geraint Vincent reports from the London court where Ms Raducanu's stalker received his sentence
A stalker who walked 23 miles to the home of British tennis star Emma Raducanu to loiter outside - even once stealing her father’s shoe from the porch as a souvenir - has been sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid work.
Amrit Magar, 35, was last month found guilty of stalking the 19-year-old US Open champion between November 1 and December 4 last year after a trial at Bromley Magistrates’ Court.
Ms Raducanu and her family said they were so shaken by Magar's actions they want to move house and her parents are reluctant for to be out of her own.
The court heard he went to the world number 12’s home on three separate dates, hung around outside, left unwanted gifts and cards and stole property from the porch.
On one occasion, he left a bouquet of flowers with a note reading “nothing to say but you deserve love”, while on another he drew a map to show the “23 miles” he had walked from his home.
He was arrested after the British number one’s father Ian was alerted by a doorbell camera, finding his trainer had been taken from the porch.
On Wednesday, District Judge Sushil Kumar handed Magar, from Harrow, north-east London, a five-year restraining order and sentenced him to an 18-month community order, including 200 hours of unpaid work and an eight-week curfew between 9pm and 6am monitored by an electronic tag.
The order bans him from contacting Ms Raducanu or her parents, going within a mile of their street, and attending any sports ground, stadium or training facility where she is in competition or attending to train.
He was also sentenced him to an 18-month community order, including 200 hours of unpaid work and an eight-week curfew between 9pm and 6am monitored by an electronic tag.
Reading Ms Raducanu’s victim statement, prosecutor Denise Clewes said: “The incidents made her feel very apprehensive if she goes out.
“Her parents are reluctant to let her go out on her own.
“She feels her freedom has been taken away and is constantly looking over her shoulder.”
The court heard that Raducanu no longer feels “safe in her own home” and the stalking has “put a lot of stress on the family”.
“She feels her privacy has been invaded, which makes her feel uncomfortable and uneasy,” said Ms Clewes.
Ms Raducanu’s father also made a statement, telling the court he is “very worried about his daughter’s safety and security and concerned the man may want revenge” because he called the police.
He said the incident has highlighted “how exposed they are as a family and how easy it is to find where she lives”.
Ms Raducanu’s mother, Renee, said the family “want to move house so they have better security and feel safer”.