“Worried about going out alone” A ‘CREEPED OUT’ Emma Raducanu has her stalker arrested after the teenager reports 3 separate incidents of stalking

Emma Raducanu reveals her mental state after being stalked by an Amazon delivery driver Amrit Magar who visited her house thrice.

Emma Raducanu and Amrit Magar
Emma Raducanu and Amrit Magar

The start of the new year has not been good for British teen sensation Emma Raducanu who has been fighting issues on and off the court. Having tested positive for Covid-19 during the Christmas holiday, the recovery has not gone good and it resulted in her 2nd round exit from the 2022 Australian Open having earlier lost in her season opener as well.

While she hoped to have some peace off the court to plan the upcoming tournaments, the 19-year old felt ‘dangered’ in her own home as well. As per the complaint lodged by the Raducanu’s, Amrit Magar, a 35-year old Amazon delivery driver has been seen entering their property and trailed the Grand Slam champion on different occasions.

Having taken a note of her home address, Magar left two different letters for Emma. On the first one, he had written Emma ‘deserved love’ when he visited her home on November 23rd with a bouquet but was stopped by Emma’s parents. On 2nd December, he left the map of the 23 miles he had walked for her from his place in Edgware in North London.

The final incident took place on 4th December when Magar decorated a tree with fairy lights in front of her house and stole a trainer thinking it belonged to Emma but in reality, it was of her father Ian. Magar had hoped to get ‘a a souvenir’ of Emma and stole the shoe but that led to his eventual arrest as Ian trailed Magar while informing the police.

“Since all this has happened, I have felt creeped out. I feel very apprehensive if I go out, especially if I am on my own. Because of this I feel like my freedom has been taken away from me. I am constantly looking over my shoulder. I feel on edge and worried this could happen again.

“I don’t feel safe in my own home which is where I should feel safest. I want to move to a new house with better security because I am worried he might come back as he knows where my home is,” said Emma while communicating with the police via the telephone as she was in Melbourne for the Australian Open.

Emma Raducanu’s stalker to be sentenced next month

Emma Raducanu and Amrit Magar captured in the Raducanu's security cameras
Emma Raducanu and Amrit Magar captured in the Raducanu’s security cameras

Emma’s father Ian had noticed Magar on December 4 and chased him to a nearby bus stop where he contacted police which led to the eventual arrest. “I received a notification on my phone from the Nest doorbell. It said someone was at the front of the house. I went outside and could see a male stood on the pavement. He began running away,” said Ian on the incident.

Magar was found guilty of stalking by Bromley Magistrates’ Court on 28th January and the court will announce his punishment next month. “His inability to explain how he did not think this was harassment is incapable of belief,” said District Judge Sushil Kumar who has allowed Magar’s bail provided he does not make any contact with the Raducanu’s and does not visit the lane where they live as well.

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