Girls Aloud star granted lifetime restraining order from stalker ex

Carl Davies threatened to burn and stab the singer

Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts has been given a restraining order after her ex sent her nasty messages and stalked her for five years.

Carl Davies, who served in Afghanistan, threatened to burn and stab the red-headed beauty after creating 35 Twitter and Instagram accounts to abuse her.

The messages included knife and fire emojis and at the same time, he also sent her bouquets of flowers to her manager’s office.

The couple dated in 2007, but had an acrimonious split in 2008.

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Luckily Nicola, 31, saved each message and reported him to the police until he was arrested in February 2017.

It was said that he started harassing her back in 2012, and this went on for about five years.

Outside Guildford Crown Court, Nicola read a statement about his behaviour and how he also threatened a friend of hers.

“The messages he sent reminded me of all the terrible things that happened when we were together.

“It was only really last year when he started threatening my friend that I realised things couldn’t go on and I reported it to the police.”

Carl Davies was given a 15-month prison sentence after he admitted stalking her.

He was then handed a lifetime restraining order against the star and her friend, which stated that he wasn’t allowed within 250 metres of them both.

In court, it was revealed that Carl had been suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after serving in the Army.

Judge Jonathan Black said: “For a period up to 2008 you were in a relationship with Nicola Roberts, the singer-songwriter, but that came to an end in 2008.

“From the date the crown says was in 2012, you say was in 2014, but for the purpose of this sentencing makes little difference, you sent 3,000 messages to her through the use of around 35 fake social media accounts.

“Some of those messages were loving, wanting to be with her, some messages with little meaning but other messages threatening serious violence, mentioning knives and burning.”

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He added: “A probation report shows you suffer from PTSD which goes back to your service in the Army, especially in Afghanistan, and some of the issues and things you must have seen in Afghanistan.

“It’s clear from your Army records that you were a well thought-of member of the Armed Forces.

“Now that the PTSD has been diagnosed you will be aware of what caused you to act in this way and you will be able to properly respond to those issues.”

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