Image caption Edward Vines wrote to Emily Maitlis’s mother twice last year A man who has stalked and harassed Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis for two decades has pleaded guilty to breaching a restraining order. Edward Vines, 49, was serving a 45-month sentence when he wrote to Ms Maitlis’s mother in May last year. In September…

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Edward Vines wrote to Emily Maitlis’s mother twice final 365 days

A man who has stalked and confused Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis for 2 a long time has pleaded responsible to breaching a restraining say.

Edward Vines, 49, used to be serving a 45-month sentence when he wrote to Ms Maitlis’s mother in Might maybe maybe maybe additionally unbiased final 365 days.

In September he denied the mark, but then wrote to the broadcaster’s mother all any other time in October.

Vines pleaded responsible by capability of video link from HMP Nottingham and must be sentenced on 3 February.

At Nottingham Crown Court, Resolve Stuart Rafferty QC heard Vines pleas to two counts of attempting to breach a restraining say, imposed on the stalker by Oxford Crown Court in 2009.

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Edward Vines met Ms Maitlis at university

The first breach used to be when he wrote to the journalist’s mother between 7 and 16 Might maybe maybe maybe additionally unbiased, and he then wrote to her all any other time on 6 October.

Vines used to be first convicted of harassing Maitlis in 2002.

She met Vines, from Oxford, after they had been college students at Cambridge College.

Talking to BBC Radio 5 Are residing’s Emma Barnett Level to in 2018, Maitlis said it had had a devastating impact on her household.

Sooner than adjourning the listening to, Resolve Rafferty said it “has been a lengthy-term fixation/criticism with the main get together within the case”.

He added that he would must use blow their own horns of “the chance of him reoffending when he’s in custody or when he’s at colossal all any other time”.

Previously the authorities has apologised to Maitlis after Vines used to be ready to write to her from HMP Bullingdon, and all any other time whereas residing in a bail hostel.

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Media captionSpeaking in 2018, Emily Maitlis suggested Emma Barnett regarding the impact her stalker has had on her life

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