Obsessed stalker, 27, is jailed for more than two years after bombarding model

A stalker obsessed with a model has been jailed for more than two years after bombarding her with death threats and thousands of calls.

Nathan Blair caused former friend Amy Potter to lose work by falsely claiming she moonlit as a prostitute, sent her mother nude photos he said were of her daughter and made false allegations to social services about her child.

Newcastle Crown Court was told the model has been left living in fear of what he is capable of as he continued offending even after being put on bail by the police and then a judge.

When she confronted him, he threatened her by saying: 'Are you ready for what's about to happen to you. You will be gone by Christmas.' 

The terrifying campaign of stalking also involved the 27-year-old bizarrely ordering 20 takeaway meals to Miss Potter's home in one night.   

Gavin Doig, prosecuting, said: 'This case concerns the defendant's obsession with the complainant, who has never been in a relationship with him but was known to her before this.

'She is a model and first met him on Facebook and then in person and she became convinced he was obsessed by her after he began interfering with her relationship with her boyfriend by making up lies about him.'

Model Amy Potter, pictured, was bombarded with death threats and thousands of calls by her stalker

Model Amy Potter, pictured, was bombarded with death threats and thousands of calls by her stalker

Miss Potter told Blair, of Camsey Close, Longbenton, North Tyneside, she wanted no more to do with him but he refused to accept that and he bombarded her with thousands of calls from private numbers.

In August last year he made contact with the victim's mother, sending her a message pretending to be from a modelling agency, asking for her daughter's contact details.

The woman realised it was him and refused to provide the information.

Mr Doig said: 'In response he sent her naked images, suggesting they were of her daughter with a message which included the words 'you must be proud'.

'She felt alarmed and distressed.'

The court heard Blair started messaging Miss Potter on Instagram from September last year, pretending to be from a modelling agency.

When she realised what was going on, he said: 'Are you ready for what's about to happen to you. You will be gone by Christmas.'

She changed her phone number but he found out her new details and made a thousand phone calls, which were either silent or playing music.

On September 14, 20 takeaway meals were delivered to Miss Potter's home, with Blair using her email and phone number.

Someone also her put her on the Craigslist website, advertising her as a prostitute. Blair denied doing this but she was contacted by several men as a result of the advert.

Miss Potter also got regular abusive and threatening messages from fake accounts, with posts on her modelling Instagram account which were visible publicly.

The victim, from Newcastle, reported him to the police and he was interviewed as a voluntary attender and his phone was seized.

Nathan Blair, pictured, was jailed for two years and four months and was given an indefinite restraining order banning him from contacting Miss Potter or her mother, along with other conditions

Nathan Blair, pictured, was jailed for two years and four months and was given an indefinite restraining order banning him from contacting Miss Potter or her mother, along with other conditions

An examination of the phone found he had called her 2,741 times in 14 days leading up to his police interview - an average of 195

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