Scis­sorhands stalker cut off fe­male vic­tims’ hair

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A CREEPY stalker dubbed “Mr Scis­sorhands” se­cretly fol­lowed lone women so he could cut off their HAIR.

Dar­ren Dixon, 48, crept up be­hind vic­tims in the street to snip off their locks as they walked around un­awares.

In one case Dixon stalked univer­sity stu­dent Jes­sica Wright, 19, in Manch­ester be­fore cut­ting her hair on a pave­ment in a busy sub­urb.

In an­other case, he trailed a woman around a su­per­mar­ket be­fore slic­ing her hair as she shopped.

In both in­ci­dents, Dixon grabbed the chunks of sev­ered hair and ran away with his scis­sors be­fore his vic­tims re­alised what had hap­pened.

But he was ar­rested af­ter CCTV of him stalk­ing Jes­sica was is­sued by Greater Manch­ester Po­lice as part of an ap­peal.

On Tues­day Dixon, from Sal­ford, ad­mit­ted two charges of as­sault oc­ca­sion­ing ac­tual bod­ily harm ap­peared at Manch­ester Crown Court for sen­tenc­ing.

But the case was ad­journed un­til April for the prepa­ra­tion of psy­chi­atric re­ports.

Speak­ing out­side court, Jes­sica said: “I’m pleased he has been caught. I was re­ally freaked out by it all.”

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