Pensioner falls prey to passion
A devout churchgoer aged 88 has become Britain's oldest stalker after he became infatuated with a younger woman he met through their shared interest in the Bible.
Widower Frank Chadwick began hounding accountant Sheila Thompson, 54, over a period of two years.
He asked if he could volunteer at a community centre where she worked, but concerns were raised when he began following her to church on a Sunday.
He began hand-delivering cards, letters and gifts to her home in Salford, Greater Manchester.
He was eventually reported to police after being seen repeatedly lurking around her cul-desac, forcing Thompson to hide behind the curtains.
The Manchester Magistrate’s Court banned Chadwick from contacting her for 18 months under the terms of a restraining order.