Louise Minchin’s daughter ‘doesn’t sleep’ amid terrifying threats in stalking ordeal

Former BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin says she and her daughter face a lasting impact after the ordeal of stalking in 2020

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Louise Minchin’s daughter Mia Minchin has spoken out for the first time about the “chilling torture” of her mother’s stalking ordeal, which “terrifies her”.

Louise Minchin stalker Carl Davies, 44, was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison late last year, after the former soldier posted multiple messages “in order to maximize fear and suffering” to the former BBC presenter, 53, and her teenage daughter’s social media account.

In one of the messages sent over the four days between July 14-17, 2020, he wrote: “Move away or you are being killed,” while in another he said: “ Your daughter will definitely be raped,” followed by the Mold Crown Court that heard their home address, the village they lived in and the cars driving in their driveway at the time.

Mia Minchin has now spoken out about the stalking challenge for the first time, telling ITV’s Tonight show she first became aware of the threats when she logged into her mother’s Instagram account and read the messages. overflowing in it.

“They were all just really insulting, calling us by names that weren’t pretty and then they had more pictures,” she said. “It’s the kind of action he wants to take against me and my mom, it’s really personal and they’re not cool to read.”

Mia Minchin now speaks for the first time about the stalking challenge



Louise Minchin said: ‘It was very clear from the messages that this person knew exactly where we lived.


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She continued: “I was so scared, all shaking. I think my heart beats really fast. I didn’t sleep all night. The entire next day, I was in tears. ”

The Louise stalker was given an indefinite ban in December 2021 along with a prison sentence.

Louise Minchin said: “It was clear from the messages that this person knew exactly where we lived and was standing outside our front door. To say I was scared, just didn’t really touch the surface.

“You are always on this high alert. You don’t know who they are. So you don’t know that the person standing next to you isn’t them.”

Mia went on to describe how her behavior changed after the stalking terror, saying: “When I was walking, I was very aware of who was behind me, especially without my headphones on. if it’s dark and there’s no one around.”

Louise Minchin stalker Carl Davies, 44, was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison late last year


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The conversation is part of the investigative documentary Louise Minchin: Truths of ITV Stalking, which looks at thousands of victims of stalking in the UK, when Louise asks if enough action has been taken to tackle it. crime or not.

A Freedom of Information investigation conducted by ITV found that 70,385 stalking violations were recorded in 2021, but only 237 Tracking Protection Orders or Temporary Orders were issued.

MP Jess Phillips, Shadow Secretary for Domestic Violence and Protection, read out the names of women killed by men every year in Parliament and said she didn’t need to wait “more than a week” to see Another case where a stalking pattern was revealed behind a woman’s death.

“There is still very little understanding in the entire criminal justice system,” she said. Historically and today, it is still massively offered and misunderstood. “

Mia said her behavior changed after the horror of stalking



The MP, who is calling for the National Stalkers Register, said: “If the public idea that a terrorist poses a high risk of harm goes unnoticed in the community, it will be a disservice to the institutions. police officer. So why should we expect victims to take on the burden of protecting themselves? ”

The Interior Department told ITV Tonight that, instead of including such a registry, it is improving existing systems “to better identify the perpetrators of risk and enable efficient data sharing.” between the police and other front agencies”.

On the Stalking Protection Order they said: “May all police forces make full use of them and the Secretary of Defense has written to Sheriff Constables to whom this force has been don’t ask many of them to clarify that.”

You can watch ITV Tonight – Louise Minchin: The Truth About Stalking, Thursday, March 10, 8:30 p.m., on ITV or follow along on ITV Hub.

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