Man on stalking and assault charges

Saturday 23rd April 2022 8:00 am
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A MAN from Ashburton has admitted charges of assault and stalking.

Craig Stuart Hocking, 29, of Balland Park, has pleaded guilty to a charge of stalking of a woman in Paignton, causing ‘serious alarm and distress’.

The charge is that he substantially affected the woman in her day-to-day activities, by sending a large volume of unwanted emails and social media posts from accounts in false names, a high volume of unwanted calls and loitering in places he knew she would be.

He further pleaded guilty to assault by beating between January 20 2022 and 31 January 2022.

Hocking was remanded in custody for sentence at Exeter Crown Court on May 10.

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