Serial stalker’s eight-year reign of terror left model ‘too scared to have baby’

A serial stalker who left a model "too scared to have a baby" was again spared jail today despite breaching a restraining order and making life hell for his victim.

Yusuf El-Habachi, 29, began tormenting Helen Green back in 2013 by repeatedly walking past her tattoo shop in Soho, central London and staring at her.

The obsessed lurker also went into her tattoo shop, called One by One, and made lewd sexual comments.

His cruel campaign stopped for five years, but he returned in 2018 and carried on gawking at her through the window until she called the police.

He was banned from contacting Green, who models under the name Arabella Drummond, for the rest of his life in October 2018 under the terms of a restraining order.

But Westminster Magistrates Court heard he breached the ban for a third and fourth time when he walked past her shop on Berwick Street on 5 July and 31 July last year.

The paranoid schizophrenic was also in breach of a suspended sentence imposed for breaching the restraining order.

In addition, he performed a sex act in front of another woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, on a bus in East London, on 1 July last year.

El-Habachi, of Forest Gate, east London, later told police he was just 'doing something with my trousers' despite being caught in the act on CCTV.

He also stole cans of Red Bull from a Greggs store on 19 July last year.

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He admitted exposure, theft, one count of breaching a restraining order and breaching a suspended sentence at previous first appearances before a magistrates court.

The defendant admitted a second count of breaching a restraining order on the first day of his trial in November last year.

His 18-week jail term was suspended for a year and a half and he was told to carry out 40 rehabilitation days and live under an 8pm- 6am curfew for 40 days.

He must also pay £150 compensation to the exposure victim and £150 in court costs. An application by prosecutors to make him abide by a Sexual Harm Prevention Order was thrown out.

Ms Green said she wants to have a baby with her partner, but has so far been put off trying for one because she is worried about the effect more encounters with her stalker will have on the child.

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