Creepy driving instructor drove 220 miles with knives to teen girl he stalked

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A creep who had already been ordered to stay away from a teenager, drove 220 miles to her house armed with several knives.

Driving instructor Graham Mansie, 53, became obsessed with a student 33 years younger than him and was slapped with a restraining order in May.

It took Mansie just nine days to breach the court's orders and was found rocking beneath her window in York at around 11pm with wounded wrists and Stanley blades.

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Now the stalker who terrified Maisie Relph so much that she considered changing her name and moving to Australia, has been thrown in jail.

Mansie, from Beckenham in south east London, launched his chilling stalking campaign in July 2021 and didn't let up for four months.

He created a TikTok account called ‘For Maisie’ which featured a red heart emoji and the bio "my favourite" and even showered her with unwanted gifts, while posing on WhatsApp as a first-year student.

His desperation cost him further when losing hundreds of pounds trying to pay dark web fraudsters to hack into his victim's socials media accounts.

Mansie was finally jailed today (Wednesday, September 21) for 20 months, at York Crown Court, just five months since being given an eight-week jail term, suspended for a year.

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He was given 16 months for breach of a restraining order, two months for possession of blades, and his suspended sentence of two months was activated, all to run consecutively.

Speaking just before sentencing, Maisie said she feared he was going to use the knives to persuade her to go with him, or sexually assault her.

Maisie, 19, who was 17 when she met Mansie for driving lessons, left her home in Bromley, south-east London to study psychology in education.

She said: "It was awful – an absolute nightmare. I only got nine days of freedom. I was convinced he wouldn’t break the restraining order but I guess that was too good to be true.

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"I was all about rehabilitation before but he’s shown he needs to be in custody because it’s just not safe for me, my friends, or him for him to be out.

“My flatmates said I was like a different person in those nine days – I was so chilled and smiling.

"I really thought I'd got my life back, but it all went wrong again.

"This whole situation has made me very cautious. I can't go out on my own anymore."

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Maisie changed her clothing and cut her hair into a bob after the police advised she change how she looked when Mansie was on bail.

The court was told he had already breached his bail conditions twice by contacting her on Instagram and WhatsApp before turning up outside her flat in York on May 27.

Maisie said: “I’ve thought about changing my name, and even emigrating to Australia.

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"I don’t want to do that though; I love my life and I don’t want to change it, and I can’t let everything revolve around him.

“I also think that if he wants to find me he will.

“I definitely have post-traumatic stress from this. Every time I see a red Ford Fiesta or someone in a football shirt I panic, even though he’s been in custody since May.

“It’s hard to describe how awful it is to worry about when this will end. He’s 53, so this could theoretically carry on for at least another 20 years."


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