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Emma Raducanu stalker given 5-year restraining order

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A man who stalked Britain’s Emma Raducanu has been given a five-year restraining order and ordered to wear an electronic tag.

Amrit Magar, 35, stalked the US Open champion in November and December last year, and appeared several times on a doorbell camera after finding out her home address in south London where she lived with her parents.

The court heard how Magar, from Harrow, north London, walked to Raducanu’s house and on three separate occasions, loitered outside, leaving unwanted gifts and cards and stole her father’s shoe which was believed to be a souvenir.

Over the three occasions he left flowers with a note reading « nothing to say but you deserve love, » a decorated tree with Christmas lights, and a map detailing a drawing of the « 23 miles » journey he took.

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Bromley Magistrates Court heard Raducanu, 19, was « constantly looking over her shoulder. »

Magar, a former delivery driver, was arrested after her father Ian was alerted to the man on a doorbell camera.

The order from District Judge Sushil Kumar bans Magar from contacting Raducanu and her family and coming within a mile of their street, as well as attending any sports stadium or training facility where she trains.

He also received an 18-month community order including 200 hours of unpaid work.

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