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Aberdeenshire woman sentenced for stalking

By Kirsty Brown

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An Aberdeenshire woman who carried out a prolonged campaign of harassment and intimidation against her neighbours has been convicted of stalking.

Last month Lesley Tock, from the Garioch area, was found guilty of causing fear and alarm to two families following a trial at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.

The 63-year-old filmed her victims, made false allegations against them and behaved in a menacing manner between April 2018 and September 2019.

She also took photographs of the families on their own properties and repeatedly approached their homes.

Today Lesley Tock was fined £1,100 and given a five year non-harassment order.

Procurator Fiscal for Grampian, Highland and Islands Andy Shanks said: “Lesley Tock’s actions caused her victims significant anxiety and alarm, and had a profound and lasting impact on their lives.

“We take allegations of stalking seriously and will continue to prosecute crimes of this nature effectively and fairly, using the full powers of the legislation available to us.

“I would encourage anyone who is the victim of this type of behaviour to have no hesitation in reporting what is happening to the police.”

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