'Obsessed' boyfriend, 54, admits hurling a rock at his company director ex-girlfriend's Porsche outside her £1.5m Sandbanks mansion and bombarding her with messages

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Edward Morris, 54, bombarded Nadia Mehson, 54, with messages after break-upWhen his demands were ignored, he smashed windscreen of her blue Porsche Morris pleaded guilty to one count of criminal damage and another of harassment and will be sentenced next month

A scorned ex smashed the windscreen of his ex-lover’s Porsche outside her luxury home on Sandbanks, a court heard. 

Edward Morris, 54, hurled a boulder-sized rock at ex-girlfriend Nadia Mehson’s Porsche Boxster that was parked on the driveway of her £1.5m detached house overlooking Poole Harbour, Dorset.

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He bombarded the 54-year-old company director with text messages after their relationship deteriorated last year and demanded she hand over £20,000 owed to him, a court heard.

He also left 22 public posts on Ms Mehson’s Facebook page accusing her of sleeping with another man.

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When his demands were ignored, he approached her son at a nearby Tesco Express store and told him: ‘I’m going to take it out on your mum’s car.’

Minutes later he smashed the windscreen of the blue Porsche and loitered in the street until Ms Mehson called the police.

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Edward Morris leaving Poole Magistrates Court in Dorset. He hurled a boulder-sized rock at ex-girlfriend Nadia Mehson's Porsche Boxster that was parked on the driveway of her £1.5m detached house overlooking Poole Harbour, Dorset

Edward Morris leaving Poole Magistrates Court in Dorset. He hurled a boulder-sized rock at ex-girlfriend Nadia Mehson’s Porsche Boxster that was parked on the driveway of her £1.5m detached house overlooking Poole Harbour, Dorset

He smashed the windscreen of the blue Porsche and loitered in the street until Ms Mehson called the police

He smashed the windscreen of the blue Porsche and loitered in the street until Ms Mehson called the police

He bombarded the 54-year-old company director with text messages after their relationship deteriorated last year and demanded she hand over £20,000 owed to him, a court heard

He bombarded the 54-year-old company director with text messages after their relationship deteriorated last year and demanded she hand over £20,000 owed to him, a court heard

She said she was left traumatised by the attack and feared he would hurt her elderly parents who lived next door.

Morris, 54, appeared at Poole Magistrates’ Court and pleaded guilty to one count of criminal damage and another of harassment.

Morris was granted bail on condition he does not attend the victim’s address or attempt to contact her. He will be sentenced next month. 

Shami Duggal, prosecuting, said: ‘The victim and the defendant had been in a relationship for a decade. It broke down because the defendant suspected that the victim was cheating.

‘Between September 20 and 26 he harassed her on social media and through texts.

‘On September 21 the victim received a text saying, ‘I know you slept with Clive.’

‘She received an email and four text messages saying, ‘I will go away when you give the £20,000 back.’

‘He later changed this to £10,000 and said, ‘I will not stop until I get my money.

‘The defendant left 22 public posts on her Facebook stating she had slept with another man called Clive.

‘This is an obsession which has been going on for two and a half years.

‘On September 23 an unknown person contacted her father saying, ‘you’ve got enough money to give some.’

‘On September 26 the victim’s son came into the house and said, ‘Eddie’s just thrown a rock at your car.’

‘Her son said he had seen the defendant in Tesco who had been shouting at him and saying, ‘I’m going to take it out on your mum’s car.’

Ms Mehson said she was left traumatised by the attack and feared he would hurt her elderly parents who lived next door

Ms Mehson said she was left traumatised by the attack and feared he would hurt her elderly parents who lived next door

Morris, 54, appeared at Poole Magistrates' Court and pleaded guilty to one count of criminal damage and another of harassment

Morris, 54, appeared at Poole Magistrates’ Court and pleaded guilty to one count of criminal damage and another of harassment

‘When she went out onto the driveway she saw a large rock-boulder on the windscreen and it was totally smashed.

‘At 7.20pm that evening she went upstairs to her bedroom and saw the defendant standing in the middle of the road.

‘She said she felt terrified that he would come back and worried about her elderly parents who lived next door. She called 999 for a second time.

‘She spent £740 to repair the vehicle and a further £500 bringing the total to £1,240.’

Ms Duggal added that Morris had 12 previous convictions for 27 offences mainly for theft and one for criminal damage.

Terrance Scanlan, mitigating, said the defendant had been struggling with alcoholism at the time of the offences but had worked hard to overcome it.

He said: ‘At the time this happened he was drinking very heavily. He was a site manager but for the last two years has dealt with alcohol addiction issues.

‘Since then he has gotten control of these issues.’ 

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