Drone stalker jailed for spying on ex-girlfriend

Publishedduration21 minutes agoimage copyrightNorth Wales Policeimage captionJohn McDermott used a drone to spy on his ex-girlfriend

A stalker who used a drone to spy on his ex-partner and her friend has been jailed for 16 weeks.

John McDermott, 42, of Birch Court, Connah's Quay, Flintshire, was also banned under an indefinite restraining order from possessing or using a drone in Holywell and Trelawnyd.

Magistrates at Llandudno also ordered the destruction of the drone.

McDermott pleaded guilty to stalking Kerry Williams and her friend Daniel Redford.

He used the drone to monitor them after Ms Williams moved into Mr Redford's home at Holywell.

McDermott also admitted assaulting his Ms Williams' stepbrother by pushing him.

Prosecutor Diane Williams said Ms Williams contacted police on 29 September because she was being followed in a car by the defendant.

McDermott had also tried to call her and she said she felt unsafe in her home.

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