Jilted Worcester student said 'boo!' to ex and took pictures of her home

Jilted Worcester student said 'boo!' to ex and took pictures of her home

Jilted Worcester student said 'boo!' to ex and took pictures of her home

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A JILTED college student took pictures of his ex-girlfriend’s house, crept up behind her and shouted ‘boo!' after she finished with him.

George McLachrie, aged 19, admitted harassment without violence when he appeared at Worcester Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

The court was told that he harassed Malissa Buarsi between April 28 and May 1 by ‘startling’ her and taking a picture of her home and posting it on social media.

Adrian Jones, prosecuting, said the pair had been in a relationship between November last year and February of this year, but after the relationship ended McLachrie continued to contact her despite being told his contact was unwelcome.

He turned up at her place of work and home address and was given a warning (harassment notice) by police on March 19 and was warned again over the telephone on April 29.

Mr Jones said: “On April 30 the defendant walked by behind the complainant at Foregate Street train station and said ‘boo!’ causing her to be startled and upset.”

He also took a picture of the back of her house in Ledbury in the dark which was posted on Snapchat with the caption ‘I can’t see you’.

Mr Jones said: “This caused the complainant to be fearful for her safety.”

In police interview McLachrie said he understood it was harassment and that he did it to ‘wind up the complainant’s friend’, and had not been diagnosed with any form of mental illness.

Amer Hussain, defending, said the IT student, of Spion Kop, Pinvin, near Pershore, had no experience of the criminal justice system and had no previous convictions.

He said the issue was complicated by the fact that both attended the Heart of Worcestershire College (formerly Worcester College of Technology).

Mr Hussain said: “There have been no further com - plaints of any further behaviour. He has not engaged with her and hasn’t sent her any text messages.

“He is beginning to make the adjustment that the relationship has come to its natural conclusion.

“He describes it as being his first significant relationship, his first significant girlfriend. He has altered his behaviour.”

District judge Nigel Cadbury said he would take into account the defendant’s early guilty plea and that it was the first time he had been before a court, but said he had continued with his pattern of behaviour for ‘just a bit too long’.

He gave him a conditional discharge for two years, and a restraining order was also put in place, also for two years, which stipulates he must not contact the complainant directly or indirectly and not go within half a mile of her home.

McLachrie was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

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11:31pm Tue 19 Aug 14

SIMONCUTTER3RD says...

i feel so sorry for this young lad, girls these days are horrid creatures, george if your seeing this message lets go out for a man pint on me..! chin up mate jesus and god work in mysterious ways she wasnt right for you, when she sees you with a new girl she will be so sorry she didnt stay with you! xx

best wishes mate
simon
i feel so sorry for this young lad, girls these days are horrid creatures, george if your seeing this message lets go out for a man pint on me..! chin up mate jesus and god work in mysterious ways she wasnt right for you, when she sees you with a new girl she will be so sorry she didnt stay with you! xx best wishes mate simon SIMONCUTTER3RD
  • Score: -20

9:39am Wed 20 Aug 14

presterjohn says...

SIMONCUTTER3RD wrote:
i feel so sorry for this young lad, girls these days are horrid creatures, george if your seeing this message lets go out for a man pint on me..! chin up mate jesus and god work in mysterious ways she wasnt right for you, when she sees you with a new girl she will be so sorry she didnt stay with you! xx

best wishes mate
simon
You can't be serious? It is one thing to moon about and to try and be in the same places as an ex but once you have been warned off that this is creeping them out you have to back off. If you choose not to then you have a problem that the law might have to bring to your attention.
[quote][p][bold]SIMONCUTTER3RD[/bold] wrote: i feel so sorry for this young lad, girls these days are horrid creatures, george if your seeing this message lets go out for a man pint on me..! chin up mate jesus and god work in mysterious ways she wasnt right for you, when she sees you with a new girl she will be so sorry she didnt stay with you! xx best wishes mate simon[/p][/quote]You can't be serious? It is one thing to moon about and to try and be in the same places as an ex but once you have been warned off that this is creeping them out you have to back off. If you choose not to then you have a problem that the law might have to bring to your attention. presterjohn
  • Score: 21

10:35am Wed 20 Aug 14

green49 says...

This guy obviously has a mental problem with someone saying NO, get a grip move on lifes too short.
This guy obviously has a mental problem with someone saying NO, get a grip move on lifes too short. green49
  • Score: 7

12:41pm Wed 20 Aug 14

New Kid on the Block says...

Seems to me that this silly little boy needs to realise that at 19 years of age it is time he grew up and started behaving like an adult.
Seems to me that this silly little boy needs to realise that at 19 years of age it is time he grew up and started behaving like an adult. New Kid on the Block
  • Score: 10

4:15pm Wed 20 Aug 14

joestansmith says...

I'm not sure if part of the story is missing here but for the young lad to have a restraining order taken out on him for shouting "boo" at a girl who finished with him sounds a little crazy, he'll now have a black spot against his name, criminal record,has been publicly humiliated by Worcester news...
Girls can be overly sensitive creatures and men can be overbearing and don't know when to stop.
Somehow this case sounds like a reflection of the former of those two, mix that in with the perils of social networking/mobile phone communication...
I'm not sure if part of the story is missing here but for the young lad to have a restraining order taken out on him for shouting "boo" at a girl who finished with him sounds a little crazy, he'll now have a black spot against his name, criminal record,has been publicly humiliated by Worcester news... Girls can be overly sensitive creatures and men can be overbearing and don't know when to stop. Somehow this case sounds like a reflection of the former of those two, mix that in with the perils of social networking/mobile phone communication... joestansmith
  • Score: 11

3:00pm Thu 21 Aug 14

May_Flower says...

joestansmith wrote:
I'm not sure if part of the story is missing here but for the young lad to have a restraining order taken out on him for shouting "boo" at a girl who finished with him sounds a little crazy, he'll now have a black spot against his name, criminal record,has been publicly humiliated by Worcester news...
Girls can be overly sensitive creatures and men can be overbearing and don't know when to stop.
Somehow this case sounds like a reflection of the former of those two, mix that in with the perils of social networking/mobile phone communication...
I disagree. The headline makes this all sound so trivial. When in fact he has been contacting her continually, turning up at her work and had been warned twice by the Police before then shouting at her in public and sending her what can only be described as a threatening message.
Why should this behaviour be tolerated by her to avoid him getting a ‘black mark' by his name?
This attitude that women should 'put up and shut up' about behaviour that makes them feel that they can't go about their daily lives in peace has to stop. Hopefully this case will serve as an example.
[quote][p][bold]joestansmith[/bold] wrote: I'm not sure if part of the story is missing here but for the young lad to have a restraining order taken out on him for shouting "boo" at a girl who finished with him sounds a little crazy, he'll now have a black spot against his name, criminal record,has been publicly humiliated by Worcester news... Girls can be overly sensitive creatures and men can be overbearing and don't know when to stop. Somehow this case sounds like a reflection of the former of those two, mix that in with the perils of social networking/mobile phone communication...[/p][/quote]I disagree. The headline makes this all sound so trivial. When in fact he has been contacting her continually, turning up at her work and had been warned twice by the Police before then shouting at her in public and sending her what can only be described as a threatening message. Why should this behaviour be tolerated by her to avoid him getting a ‘black mark' by his name? This attitude that women should 'put up and shut up' about behaviour that makes them feel that they can't go about their daily lives in peace has to stop. Hopefully this case will serve as an example. May_Flower
  • Score: 5

3:09pm Thu 21 Aug 14

CYNIC_AL says...

So when did saying 'Boo!' and photographing someone's house become illegal?
So when did saying 'Boo!' and photographing someone's house become illegal? CYNIC_AL
  • Score: -2

3:20pm Thu 21 Aug 14

liketoknow says...

CYNIC_AL wrote:
So when did saying 'Boo!' and photographing someone's house become illegal?
when it's intimidating.
[quote][p][bold]CYNIC_AL[/bold] wrote: So when did saying 'Boo!' and photographing someone's house become illegal?[/p][/quote]when it's intimidating. liketoknow
  • Score: 5

10:10pm Thu 21 Aug 14

OllyMakka says...

just give him a break and stop making him out to be a monstrous criminal. he is one of my closest friends and would not harm a fly. he is 19. And he has been accused and admitted to harassment, I tell you what is harassment, you low life morons writing all of these horribly negative articles about him just so you can pick up your minimum wage pay slip at the end of the day from your sweaty compacted offices. The court date was around 4 months ago, it's all been and gone now. get over it and leave George alone.
just give him a break and stop making him out to be a monstrous criminal. he is one of my closest friends and would not harm a fly. he is 19. And he has been accused and admitted to harassment, I tell you what is harassment, you low life morons writing all of these horribly negative articles about him just so you can pick up your minimum wage pay slip at the end of the day from your sweaty compacted offices. The court date was around 4 months ago, it's all been and gone now. get over it and leave George alone. OllyMakka
  • Score: -1

12:09am Sat 23 Aug 14

SIMONCUTTER3RD says...

OllyMakka wrote:
just give him a break and stop making him out to be a monstrous criminal. he is one of my closest friends and would not harm a fly. he is 19. And he has been accused and admitted to harassment, I tell you what is harassment, you low life morons writing all of these horribly negative articles about him just so you can pick up your minimum wage pay slip at the end of the day from your sweaty compacted offices. The court date was around 4 months ago, it's all been and gone now. get over it and leave George alone.
well said sir, with all thats happening in this world look what these people are talking about!
tell George from me i will buy him a pint anyway....girls are users.

and has for the worcester news...they are pathetic
[quote][p][bold]OllyMakka[/bold] wrote: just give him a break and stop making him out to be a monstrous criminal. he is one of my closest friends and would not harm a fly. he is 19. And he has been accused and admitted to harassment, I tell you what is harassment, you low life morons writing all of these horribly negative articles about him just so you can pick up your minimum wage pay slip at the end of the day from your sweaty compacted offices. The court date was around 4 months ago, it's all been and gone now. get over it and leave George alone.[/p][/quote]well said sir, with all thats happening in this world look what these people are talking about! tell George from me i will buy him a pint anyway....girls are users. and has for the worcester news...they are pathetic SIMONCUTTER3RD
  • Score: -5

11:18am Sat 23 Aug 14

pinkfluff says...

SIMONCUTTER3RD wrote:
OllyMakka wrote:
just give him a break and stop making him out to be a monstrous criminal. he is one of my closest friends and would not harm a fly. he is 19. And he has been accused and admitted to harassment, I tell you what is harassment, you low life morons writing all of these horribly negative articles about him just so you can pick up your minimum wage pay slip at the end of the day from your sweaty compacted offices. The court date was around 4 months ago, it's all been and gone now. get over it and leave George alone.
well said sir, with all thats happening in this world look what these people are talking about!
tell George from me i will buy him a pint anyway....girls are users.

and has for the worcester news...they are pathetic
Now now...there's no need to go and insult all girls because your mate can't deal with rejection. She ended the relationship, so what? People shouldn't have to stay in an unhappy relationship.
[quote][p][bold]SIMONCUTTER3RD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OllyMakka[/bold] wrote: just give him a break and stop making him out to be a monstrous criminal. he is one of my closest friends and would not harm a fly. he is 19. And he has been accused and admitted to harassment, I tell you what is harassment, you low life morons writing all of these horribly negative articles about him just so you can pick up your minimum wage pay slip at the end of the day from your sweaty compacted offices. The court date was around 4 months ago, it's all been and gone now. get over it and leave George alone.[/p][/quote]well said sir, with all thats happening in this world look what these people are talking about! tell George from me i will buy him a pint anyway....girls are users. and has for the worcester news...they are pathetic[/p][/quote]Now now...there's no need to go and insult all girls because your mate can't deal with rejection. She ended the relationship, so what? People shouldn't have to stay in an unhappy relationship. pinkfluff
  • Score: 4

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