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An ex-pupil made life hell for a Lin­colnshire driv­ing in­struc­tor.

Bob Coughtrey helped Donna Hart­ley, 29, to pass her driv­ing test in just six weeks in June 2017.

But she quickly mes­saged him, say­ing she wished she had failed the test so that they could spend more time to­gether.

She be­gan tex­ting, call­ing and even turn­ing up at his home.

She asked to meet and hug him, and texted him say­ing, I don’t want to hurt you, but you can hurt me.

When Bob didn’t re­ply, she threat­ened self-harm and vis­ited his home, say­ing she’d kill her­self. Bob called the po­lice, and Hart­ley was ar­rested in Au­gust 2017.

She got a re­strain­ing or­der plus eight weeks in jail, sus­pended for 18 months.

But she then told her psy­chi­a­trist that she wanted to hold Bob hostage, tor­ture him with a knife and kill him!

She was given an­other jail sen­tence of 16 weeks, sus­pended for two years.

‘While she walks free, I don’t feel safe,’ said Bob. ‘I’m al­ways on edge in pub­lic, look­ing for a safe place and quick exit.’

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