A fifty-year-old man from Slough has been sentenced for five years after embarking on a relentless campaign of stalking and blackmail.

Amir Qayum Khan, 50, of Clive Court, Chalvey, Slough was found guilty by unanimous jury in a hearing at Reading Crown Court on Friday, March 15.

Between September 2, 2021 and February 3, 2023, Khan pursued a woman in her thirties through excessive and abusive messages, through means of different social media accounts.

The court heard that during the course of the conduct, he contacted the victim, her place of work, her family and her friends repeatedly.

This all had a significant impact on the victim’s life and an adverse effect on her day-to-day activities causing her distress.

Detective Sergeant Tom Harman, of Slough CID, said: “The nature of the messages was such that the victim felt unable to go about her life, and Khan’s actions were completely unacceptable.

“I would like to thank the jury for their diligent consideration of this case, and the lengthy sentence given to Khan reflects the serious nature of his actions.

“I would also like to praise the victim for her patience while we carried out this investigation.”

Khan was not present for his trial as he fled the country while on court bail. It is believed that he left the country for Pakistan in February.