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Obsessive ex jailed for campaign of intimidation against former girlfriend

|News, Sexual offences

Stephen Clavering, 45, was jailed for seven and a half years  at Hull Crown Court yesterday (28 July) for sexually assaulting his former girlfriend and sending her a stream of increasingly abusive and threatening  messages.

Clavering had refused to accept that his relationship with the victim was over, and in April 2020  began to send her multiple voice messages, often late at night, over a period of days.  The messages initially fluctuated between expressions of love and despair, but then became increasingly lewd, sexualised and threatening.  

Within hours of sending the last message he cycled to the victim’s home, where she was naked in bed; removed his underwear and,  placing his hand over her mouth,  slapped her and sexually assaulted her. The victim struggled free, and having managed to dress, escaped barefoot to seek help from a neighbour.

Jeremy Evans said: "Clavering could not accept that his relationship was over, and bombarded her with a torrent of extremely abusive, lewd and threatening messages. But his attempts at intimidation did not stop there. In a disturbing escalation, he confronted the terrified victim in her bedroom and sexually assaulted her. Fortunately she was able to escape his clutches and run barefoot to a neighbour.

"Clavering is a danger to women and is now facing a long prison sentence. I hope this is of some comfort to his victim.”

Notes to editors

  • Jeremy Evans is a Senior Crown Advocate with CPS Yorkshire and Humberside
    Stephen Clavering DOB: 15/4/77

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