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The stalker who stole a shoe from the south London home of British tennis star Emma Raducanu “as a souvenir” was sentenced to a five-year restraining order that prohibits him from coming within a mile of his home.
Amrit Magar35, “visited” the 19-year-old’s family home three times and after walking about 23 miles, “mistakenly” took a sports shoe belonging to her father, thinking it belonged to him to Emma.
He also left behind unwanted “strange notes and gifts”, information heard by Bromley Magistrates Court.
In addition, he left her a bouquet of flowers with a personal note and on another occasion, he drew a map to show her the 23 miles he had walked from home.
Amrit Magar was arrested after Raducanu’s father received a camera alert on the doorbell and found that he had stolen his shoe from the porch.
Magar was found guilty of stalking and sentenced to a community order than 18 months and ordered to use an electronic tag and pay £500 in costs and a £95 victim surcharge.
also received a five-year restraining order to visit Bromley, where you can go only for work or to visit family, but you can’t come within a mile of Raducanu’s address. He was also ordered not to go near where the player is competing or training.
The fame of Emma Raducanu
Raducanu rose to fame last year by winning the US Open in September.
In one of the most unexpected results in tennis history, the teenager became the first Grand Slam champion from qualifying. Two months earlier she had reached the fourth round at Wimbledon, also having made it through qualifying.
At the US Open, the tennis player was ranked 150th in the world ranking and in order to reach the tournament, she had to enter through previous qualifiers, not automatically, as tennis players in positions 1 to 60 in the world ranking do.
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