- Natasha Dawn, 43, was jailed for three years at Nottingham Crown Court
- Don was convicted on three counts of stalking after sending a message
- He bombed three victims with up to 80 messages a day for nine months
- Actress Daniela Westbrook said the abuse had been going on for six years
A ‘full-time online troll’ who terrorized three people, including former EastEnders actress Daniela Westbrook, has been jailed for three years.
Natasha Dawn, 43, slammed the former I’m A Celebrity star on Twitter and Instagram for insults and racism.
Stapleford, the don of Notts, pleaded guilty to three counts of stalking and was sentenced to prison at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday.
He had bombarded homeless charity worker Barrington Patterson and his wife Tracy with messages – including false allegations of pedophilia – when they stayed for Ms Westbrook.
Following the case, Ms Westbrook took to Twitter to detail some of the abuses she had received.
Natasha Dawn, 43, slammed former EastEnders actress Daniela Westbrook for insults and racism on Twitter and Instagram.
Ms Westbrook, 47, wrote: ‘Just some hate Tracy and I got, six years of hate and daily trolling. Now finally Tasha Troll is behind bars for three years *#trollers.’
A court heard the ‘lonely’ don operating as a ‘full-time troll’ and tormenting his victims using up to 80 messages a day and over 100 different social media accounts over a period of nine months.
He falsely labeled Mr Patterson a pedophile and drug user and told his wife Tracy: ‘You won’t wake up tomorrow’.
Dawn claimed that Mr Patterson, a reformed football hooligan who was once known as the ‘One Eyed Baz’, abused children and lied about a cancer diagnosis.
Stapleford, the don of Notts, pleaded guilty to three counts of stalking and was jailed at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday. picture, Ms. Westbrook
On Mother’s Day she also racially abused and taunted her dead mother.
Don’s other victims included Councilor Richard MacRae of Broxto Borough Council in Nottinghamshire.
The court was told that Dawn targeted Tracy online out of anger at defending the TV personality.
Tracy told police that she blocked Don’s social media accounts, but then created new accounts under different names to add more abuse.
She revealed how Don sent her 20 to 80 offensive tweets and messages on most days for nine months.
The court was told that the don targeted Tracy online out of anger for defending the TV personality
Don was arrested in August 2019 and investigation found that he had sent derogatory messages to several others on social media.
She was also given a restraining order banning her from contacting or referring multiple people on social media indefinitely.
Nottinghamshire Police detective Sergeant Lee Kirk later said: ‘Don’s behavior during this period was truly shocking and I am glad he has now been brought to justice.
“Our investigation found that he had abused many people on social media and I hope this punishment will bring some degree of comfort to his victims.
‘Stalking behavior such as harassment should not be tolerated by anyone at any time and I want to send a clear message that this will not be accepted in Nottinghamshire.’