This Friday 7th of May sees the sentencing of an east London man who stalked his Romford tutor for 16 months causing him to live in ‘absolute hell’.
Sheikh Kamrul pleaded guilty in April to stalking involving serious alarm/distress and was recently found guilty in court. His victim has been left with serious mental health issues such as PTSD and depression after under going months of hell after being accused of being a rapist and a paedophile.
In an interview with the Havering Daily, he tells us how stalking can affect men and how the police have supported him throughout.
The Romford man who can not be named, told the Havering Daily: “This nightmare began in November 2019. I am a tutor and this man was a student. He first made allegations that I had raped him and touched him inappropriately, I was informed of this by the police who called me for an interview.
“In July 2020 I was exonerated of all charges. The man in question filmed himself getting on my motorbike that was parked at the campus and with a knife slashing it to pieces. My life had been hell. It wasn’t just once incident but ongoing and I did not know what he was going to do next. He turned up at my gym, he slashed my motorbike, made some horrendous allegations against me. It has been awful.”
After suffering with trauma as a result of these incidents, the Romford man is keen to speak out against stalking and how it can affect anyone regardless of their gender, size or age.
“I’m a big man so anyone who meets me would be surprised to see that I am a victim of stalking. But this just goes to show that it can happen to men as well as women. When it first happened, I didn’t think the police would take me seriously but they did and they have supported me throughout and been amazing. I can’t thank them enough, they have really saved my life.”
The Romford tutor has been through 16 months of living hell, facing serious allegations of rape and of being a paedophile that have caused him to now suffer with depression.
“I really felt suicidal, I didn’t know what he was going to do next. Luckily I had strong support and the police and CPS have been phenomenal and had him bang to rights. This whole nightmare has shown me to never give up and never stop fighting.”