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Reading Magistrates' Court: another restraining order for violent Newbury stalker

But defendant avoids jail despite breaking suspended sentence order

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A VIOLENT stalker has been given a fresh restraining order to protect his latest young victim.

The 23-year-old had denied attacking her.

But following a trial, Reading magistrates announced they did not believe his account, and convicted him of assault by beating.

In the dock for sentencing on Monday, November 2, was Nathan Ochiltree, of Urquhart Road, Thatcham.

Last July, Mr Ochiltree, who was then living in Curling Way, Newbury, narrowly avoided jail for assaulting then stalking another former partner.

On that occasion Reading magistrates heard he threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend, to rape a member of her family and to burn her property after she didn’t reply to his messages.

When she tried to end the increasingly abusive relationship he struck his victim, threw her on to a sofa and pinned her down while threatening to “snap her neck”, the court heard.

A campaign of stalking then began.

On that occasion, his defending solicitor said: “He had experienced a previous relationship where there were issues of faithfulness with the other party, which caused him to find these circumstances very difficult. 

“He began to suspect whether his partner had been faithful or not to him.”

Mr Ochiltree was given a suspended prison sentence, ordered to attend a Building Better Relationships course and made subject to a four-year restraining order preventing him from contacting that victim.

His latest conviction was for assaulting a woman by beating her on Monday, April 27, and for breaching the suspended sentence order.

On this occasion Mr Ochiltree was fined a total of £200 and ordered to pay £400 costs, plus a statutory victim services surcharge of £32.

The court ruled that it would be unjust to activate the suspended jail sentence, despite the fact it was made for a similar pattern of offending, because he had been co-operating with the probation services.

Nevertheless, the court granted a new restraining order against Mr Ochiltree, this time to protect his victim from him.

Under its terms he must not contact her, either directly or indirectly for the two-year duration of the order.

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  • Bored of registering

    26/11/2020 - 16:44

    I will wait for the next news story on him seriously hurting or worse his next girlfriend/victim in 12/18 months time then.. world has gone mad. Lock him up.

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  • Goatie

    24/11/2020 - 17:44

    The probation service need to be aware that he was in the same place as the the previous restraining order I know because it was granddaughter that he assaulted and threatened other family members.

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  • NewburyResident

    24/11/2020 - 14:23

    Unjust to jail him because he has fooled the probation services by answering a few questions get real. Support the police and protect the public by having a better justice system!

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  • louise

    24/11/2020 - 13:17

    "unjust to activate the suspended jail sentence", ,,WHAT PLANET ARE JUDICIARY ON?

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