A stalker who hid a tracking device on a woman’s car has been jailed after an investigation by York police.
York Crown Court heard how Miles Bulmer, 41, from Bridlington secretly followed the victim.
She was shocked when Bulmer appeared outside an address connected to her. She had not disclosed the location and could not understand how he had discovered it.
She called police. Their investigation revealed that Bulmer had fitted a tracking device to the victim’s vehicle.
This device was also linked to Bulmer’s mobile phone. On searching the phone, they found a contact name called ‘GPS’.
Following the arrest of Bulmer police conducted a search of his property and found a baton and information on surveillance techniques.
Bulmer was charged with the offence of stalking and pleaded guilty at York Magistrates’ Court.
He was sent to prison for 14 weeks, banned from driving for a year and given a restraining order.
Speaking about the sentencing, PC James Mills from the York Investigation Hub said: “The actions of Miles Bulmer were both secretive and manipulative and caused the victim to be alarmed and distressed.
“The victim did the right thing in reporting this to police and I praise them for this. The actions today show that we will take all reports of this nature extremely seriously and reports can often lead to a positive outcome.”