Man Jailed After Relentless Stalking Campaign

Faisal Hussain continued harassing his victim from Wandsworth Prison

A man has been jailed for more than four years after subjecting his female victim to a relentless campaign of stalking and harassment in Wandsworth.

Faisal Hussain

Faisal Hussain, 26, was sentenced at Kingston Crown to four years and four months in prison for 13 offences including stalking, breach of restraining order, and absconding from lawful custody.

Having been issued with a restraining order after being charged in July 2016 with a stalking offence against the victim, Hussain went on to systematically breach the order multiple times on an almost daily basis.

Whilst on remand at Wandsworth Prison, ahead of his stalking trial, he sent photographs of himself to the female victim, along with multiple text messages.

At his trial in August Hussain pleaded guilty to the stalking and was given a five month suspended sentence, but on his release from HMP Wandsworth, he continued to inundate the victim with calls and messages.

Two days later, the victim reported Hussain to police and an investigation was launched by officers from Wandsworth CID. Despite numerous inquiries, Hussain took steps to evade police, including leaving London.

In the meantime, the harassment continued. One day he called the victim 50 times and sent her 49 texts over a 24-hour period. Over the next month he continued to bombard her with further calls and texts, even using a family member's phone on one occasion.

Once, having identified her new home address, Hussain waited for his victim outside the property and then followed her onto a bus, into a supermarket, around the shop and home again, before attempting to get into the property. Another time he attended her address and was caught by the victim staring through the letterbox and indicating he had been watching her.

On 21 September 2016 Hussain was arrested on the street in Wandsworth in relation to the various breaches of his order and for stalking. He was charged the following day.

PC Lucy Marsh of Wandsworth CID said, "Hussain subjected his victim to a prolonged and relentless campaign of terror, leaving her in fear of her life and always looking over her shoulder. On a number of occasions he threatened to throw acid in her face if she went to police. Thankfully she ignored the threats and courageously came to us to report the abuse. It cannot be underestimated how difficult this must have been for her and I commend her for her bravery; the result of which is a dangerous man is now behind bars. I hope this conviction will allow to try and move on with her life."

December 21, 2016