Doctor denies stalking charge
Medic is accused of sending texts after relationship ended
A DOCTOR accused of stalking a woman is alleged to have sent an explicit message about their relationship to her former partner knowing it would cause trouble between them, a trial has been told.
A DOCTOR accused of stalking a woman is alleged to have sent an explicit message about their relationship to her former partner, knowing it would cause trouble between them.
Gary Lucitt, a senior obstetrician and gynaecologist registrar who had been employed at Singleton Hospital, is also said to have sent a series of intimidating text messages to a witness via messaging app WhatsApp just days before a trial was due to begin last November, as well as a series of text messages to a woman when the pair’s relationship deteriorated.
The 39-year-old is also alleged to have parked outside her home, and made a swiping gesture with his finger across his neck when their cars met at a junction at Langland Bay, which she took to mean he meant her harm.
Lucitt, of Regalia Terrace in Llanelli, denies a charge of stalking and two charges of intimidation.
Swansea Crown Court was told the woman had first met Lucitt via dating app Tinder when she was training at Singleton Hospital.
She told the court she had expected him, as a doctor, to be professional and behave in a ‘normal’ way, and that the relationship had been a sexual one for a period, but she had decided to end it after approximately a year ‘because of concerns about his behaviour’.
Prosecuting, Tom Scapens told the court that after she had terminated the relationship, Lucitt had sent a letter in May last year to her former partner, with whom she shares a young son, making a series of allegations about her sexual behaviour.
Lucitt was arrested after police were informed about the letter, and he was released on bail with conditions not to contact the woman, but later that month she received 12 text messages from a mobile phone whose number she did not recognise, but believed them to have come from Lucitt, including one which said: “You are driving me to breaking point.”
Days later she received another two messages from another new number, including one which read: “I hope you realise your life is about to get a million times worse.”
Mr Scapens added that after his arrest: “In interview he says the messages had not been sent by him and he believed they were sent by people pretending to be him.”
Lucitt was due to stand trial to face a stalking charge last November, but just days before that the woman’s former partner received a package with a USB stick containing a series of WhatsApp messages purporting to be between her and Lucitt.
Mr Scapens said: “Pehaps as expected, he took it badly and took it out on her.”
Giving evidence, the woman said her relationship with her former partner had ended when their son was just six weeks old due to his ‘controlling’ behaviour, and that the relationship with Lucitt was a casual one.
She told the court she had confided in Lucitt about the nature of her relationship with her ex, and told him: “I will protect him [her son] and his relationship with his father every day.”
She told the court her ex had called her at work after receiving the letter.
She said: “He was screaming down the phone, calling me everything.
“He was in a rage. He said he was going to take our son off me.
“He kept asking, ‘Who is Gary? Who is this man?’.
“I was terrified. I left work.”
The trial continues.
Gary Lucitt, who is on trial.