'My stalker hid in my loft'
Hayley and Ben met online back in 2018, but after dating for a year Hayley found out Ben had been cheating on her. Heartbroken, she broke it off. Little did she realise the months of torment that would follow, as obsessive Ben bombarded her with texts and calls, waited outside her home and even hid inside her caravan.
When police couldn’t locate Ben, they issued a warrant for his arrest and eventually, in a stunning revelation, he was discovered hiding in Hayley’s loft after being on the run for 10 days.
Hayley's ex eventually pleaded guilty to stalking and was handed a 20 week suspended sentence whilst Hayley was granted a restraining contact banning him from contacting her for three years. He later went on to break the restraining order.
Speaking on the terrifying ordeal, Hayley said: "It ruins relationships, I've lost friends, my friends have moved house because they have had their children threatened. My kids have had to be explained to them why there is a panic button in our property, they're worried that mummy is going to die".