Mum tells of terror she suffered at the hands of her stalker ex who ‘installed a tracker on her car’
A woman who was stalked by her the man she had a child with has opened up about it was like in a new interview.
Jayne Bravery, who works as a housing officer in East Sussex, has finally gotten Philip Young to stalking her between January and 26 April 2015. As a result, he has now been sentenced to a two-year-long community order and 100 hours of unpaid work, with a rehabilitation activity requirement of 35 days, as a result of his behaviour.
Jayne met Philip in 2007 and was involved in a brief sexual relationship with him, which ended not long after the birth of their child. Although Young was granted visitation rights, Young quickly became dangerously obsessive. According to Jayne, he placed clandestine spyware outside her house and a tracking device on the bottom of her car, and on one occasion Jayne was forced to call the local police in 2012, after he refused to leave her home.
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After this incident, Young's behaviour became more threatening. Jayne's car tyres were being continually slashed, and she soon theorised that he was actively following her around. In 2015, Young was arrested and his home was searched. Investigators soon discovered spyware and pictures of Jayne, which led them to a camera which Young had installed on the wall of a garage beside her home.
Commenting on her experiences in a recent interview, Jayne stated: "Finally seeing justice done was vindicating because it showed that I had not been dreaming it for all those years. But that doesn’t change the fact that I am still terrified. I can’t remember the last time I slept through the night, because I’m constantly getting up and looking around the house every time I hear the slightest noise. I have been given a life sentence."
Jayne continued: "On the outside, he was a model father. But as time went on it became increasingly clear that this was not the case. I remember our child being about four and coming home from seeing him one day and telling me that all their dad ever asked about was whether there had been any men coming over to the house to visit me. I was utterly astounded that he had been using our child in that way. The harassment at my home also continued, and became worse with him often turning up unannounced, banging on my door and throwing stones at my window."
She added: "The harassment at my home also continued, and became worse with him often turning up unannounced, banging on my door and throwing stones at my window ... My advice to anyone who is in the same situation as I was is to report everything – even if the police do nothing about it, it will be logged and could one day be used as evidence. It is also important to keep a diary of every incident as it occurs."
Although Young has now been issued a five-year-long restraining order, Jayne states that she still lives in fear of him, and is sure he will reprise his campaign of harassment will begin again once the restraining order expires in November of 2022. If you or anyone else you know has been affected by the issues raised in this article, then please visit the Suzy Lamplight Trust official homepage for support and further information.