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Woman jailed for campaign of stalking against neighbours on the Isle of Wight

A woman who waged a campaign of stalking and abuse against her neighbours in Brading has been jailed for 18 months.


Amanda Realey, aged 54, caused relentless suffering to local residents between 25 May and 14 September 2023 by persistently hurling verbal insults at them.


One of the victims moved house to escape the abuse.


Realey would routinely shout foul language at neighbours whilst cackling, and on one occasion she pegged notes to a neighbour’s fence which were scrawled with insults and obscene language.


The offending continued online when, on 20 June, Realey published a video of a neighbour mowing the lawn to her Facebook page. The Facebook post and the accompanying video contained a barrage of insults directed at the victim.


Following a number of enquiries, Realey was charged two counts of stalking involving serious alarm or distress, and one count of sending an offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing message.


She admitted all of the offences and was sentenced on Friday 23 February 2024 at Isle of Wight Crown Court.


PC Caroline Woodgate said: “Realey’s behaviour has been nothing short of horrendous, and the relentless abuse that local residents have suffered has been appalling.


“No one in the community should be subjected to any kind of abuse, let alone to the levels that Realey lowered herself in order to make the lives of good people a misery.


“I am pleased that this has resulted in Realey being sent to jail, and hope this provides some reassurance to local residents.”

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