A CREEPY stalker who turned up at the home of vulnerable EastEnders star Mimi Keene at least seven times and stuffed love notes in her pocket has been jailed.
Emlis Lupeikis, 33, tracked the TV star on social media and started his terrifying campaign.
He effect messages into her coat pocket whereas she danced with pals in a nightclub in London’s West Finish.
Lupeikis tracked the Sex Education star to her home in Hertfordshire and started leaving vegetation in her garden, before hammering on her door and telling her he had been following her on tale of he turned into “in love”.
The 25-year-used acknowledged the ordeal had left her feeling anxious, unable to sleep and made her feel unsafe in her have confidence home, which she turned into now considering selling.
Lupeikis, who turned into born in Lithuania however now living in London turned into jailed ultimate week for 16 months and given a restraining issue banning him from contacting Mimi and entering the county of Hertfordshire.
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St Albans Crown Court docket heard on Friday that Mimi had first met Lupeikis on March 3 this year when he approached her in a club in London’s Park Lane whereas she turned into out celebrating a chum’s birthday.
The musician who makes use of the stage title ‘Cheeky Tongue’ had effect his hand on her assist and asked for her phone quantity, however she declined, telling him she had a boyfriend, stories the Mail.
Mimi, who played Cindy Williams in the BBC cleaning soap and is the personality Ruby Matthews in the Netflix comedy Sex Education, then went assist to dance with her pals.
Nonetheless Lupeikis turned into spotted rummaging in her jacket and he turned into removed from the bar.
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Mimi chanced on four business playing cards inside her jack with the phrases “We can meet again” and “I’m going to take you on a date” written on them, Resolve Recorder Ian Stern informed the hearing.
The determine informed Lupeikis: “She disposed of these and it must had been chase then that she did no longer are looking to have confidence anything to finish with you.”
On the subject of four months later, on the morning of June 24, Mimi stumbled on a bouquet of white vegetation by a bush in her garden.
In the evening of the same day, she heard a knock on her door and when she appeared out she recognised Lupeikis as the particular person from the club.
He turned into holding another bunch of vegetation and informed her he had considered her walking in a nearby woodland and a London bar.
Lupeikis informed her: “I in truth had been to your tackle a few times now, and I esteem you.”
When he turned into asked to switch away, he acknowledged: “I will ward off however it be no longer that I’m scared of your boyfriend.”
He left the vegetation behind which contained a card that acknowledged: “Mimi, I love you.”
She then called the police who chanced on Lupeikis nearby and arrested him.
Whereas being interviewed he admitted stalking the star and visiting her home on seven times.
Prosecuting, Richard Mandel acknowledged Mimi turned into anxious on tale of Lupeikis knew where she lived.
She acknowledged in her affect statement, she acknowledged his actions and left her thinking about moving.
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Mimi added: “I in truth have confidence started stunning driving spherical in issue to handbook clear of being home alone.”
Defending, Huda Musa acknowledged her client had “attain to the realisation that his behaviour turned into previous inappropriate and previous obsessive.”