Court Order Issued Against Sophie Ellis-Bextor's Stalker

Nishil Patel sent abusive messages and gifts to the singer

Sophie Ellis-BextorSophie Ellis-Bextor. Picture: Bryan Ledgard

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A 39-year-old man from Chiswick who sent a series of abusive messages and showered Sophie Ellis-Bextor with gifts has been banned from any contact with her.

Nishil Patel of South Parade finally appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court this Friday (16 July) after missing four previous court dates.

Mr Patel, told the court had worked as a corporate tax accountant, until a manifestation of his bipolar disorder led to him losing his job in February 2020. He began sending messages on social media to the singer as well as others to her husband and son.

A complaint was made about his activities to the police in October of last year and Mr Patel agreed to have no further contact with the family. However, almost immediately the messages and gifts resumed with the tone of the messages even more aggressively abusive and Miss Ellis-Bextor made an application for the protection order.

An interim stalking protection order was issued against him and he will appear in court again in November for a further hearing.

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July 18, 2021


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