The girl convicted of stalking and harassing a BBC DJ and his household has been jailed.
Sarah Jayne Rook, 44, will serve 26 weeks in jail and has been given an indefinite restraining order after beforehand being discovered responsible of “persistently” stalking 6Music presenter Gilles Peterson in February and March.
Rook was convicted of stalking Peterson – whose actual final title is Moehrle – by District Choose Louisa Cieciora, who additionally discovered the harassment towards Gilles’ spouse Mrs Moehrle to be racially aggravated.
Rook was additionally convicted racially aggravated intentional harassment, alarm or misery towards PC Karlene Richards by calling her a “f**king negro” after her March 16 arrest.
At a earlier listening to, Peterson, 55, informed how Rook had turned up at his north London residence the place she hurled abuse at him and his household.
Peterson had informed the court docket that the abuse included “all types of stuff from ‘paedophile’ to ‘Hiroshima’ to ‘rapist’ – all very excessive phrases that had been shouted at my home.”
Peterson had discovered a torn-up image of himself on the windscreen of his automobile, and was shaken by a tweet despatched to him whereas he was on air studying “f**king kill him”.
Throughout a 30-minute verbal assault on February 15, Rook shouted expletives exterior Peterson’s residence and known as his spouse Atsuko a “Hiroshima bitch.”
On one other event, Peterson recalled feeling “very threatened” as Rook shouted obscenities exterior his studio.
When requested if she wished to offer proof, Rook replied: “It is in all probability a waste of an train, to be sincere.”
Rook had insisted in a letter to the court docket that she had been conducting a “freelance investigation” into the historical past of jazz.
Writing within the third individual, she mentioned: “She is not sure why Mr Peterson has launched into this authorized motion however she hopes to see launch to proceed her e book and investigative journalism.”
Passing judgement after Rook was discovered responsible, District Choose Cieciora mentioned the lady had engaged in a “marketing campaign towards Mr Moehrle”.