Stalking victim targeted by hotel worker

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court

A hotel worker stalked a waitress he fell for when they worked together.

Paul Lincoln bombarded the woman with messages on Facebook and Twitter sometimes sending up to 100 a day.

Can I lick you all night?

Despite telling him to leave her alone and blocking him on the social networking sites Lincoln continued to post messages such as “can I lick you all night?” “I think you’re lovely” and “it makes me cry to think of you.”

Lincoln, 33, of Dodgeons Close, Poulton, pleaded guilty to harassing the woman between December last year and October this year.

He was sentenced to a four weeks curfew from 9pm to 6am, ordered to pay £85 costs with £60 victims’ surcharge and put on a 12 months restraining order which bans him from contacting the woman by Blackpool magistrates.

Prosecutor, Philip Hall, said in December last year the woman complained about unwanted attention she was getting from Lincoln and police issued him with a harassment warning,

Mr Hall said: “The defendant continued to send messages to her.

“The victim said he would send up to 100 a day. Some of the messages were of a sexual nature.”

Brett Chapell, defending, said his client, who had no previous convictions, had worked in the kitchen and the woman had been a waitress at the resort’s De Vere Hotel. They had been friends but Lincoln wanted more.

Lincoln had then left work to care for his father who was extremely ill. He messaged the woman because he felt lonely and trapped sat in with his father every day.

The messages he sent were not threatening or violent. He had now seen his GP and been referred to a counsellor.