"Dangerous fantasist" convicted for harassing prison nurse
A “DANGEROUS fantasist” has been convicted of harassing a woman after she ended their affair.
Personal trainer Flint Denyer had bombarded Jayne Langstone with text messages and phonecalls after she ended their relationship.
He also wrote two letters which he posted through the doors of her neighbours accusing her of having an affair with another man and telephoned her manager at Parc Prison and told her manager her references were faked.
He had stood trial and denied he had been romantically involved with prison nurse Ms Langstone and said he had not believed his conduct was unreasonable.
District Judge Richard Williams found him guilty of harassment and said he had listened to his evidence with “increasing incredulity”.
“The defendant strikes me as a dangerous fantasist,” he said.
The judge said after Ms Langstone ended their relationship Denyer, of Cimla Road in Neath “embarked on a deliberate and persistent course of harassment intended to distress the complainant”.
Prosecutor Patrick Llewellyn said on June 13 Denyer had gone to the home of one of Ms Langstone’s neighbours and banged on the door late at night and repeatedly rung the doorbell trying to speak to her and the police had to be called.
He had also sent her a number of text messages on June 14, including one where he said he would tell her husband about the second affair he alleged she was having.
Denyer, aged 49, had called and text her 26 times on June 15 and on June 13 and 17, he sent two letters to her neighbours.
On July 15 he called her manager at Parc Prison and said that Ms Langstone’s references had been faked, leading to an investigation which proved they were not.
He was also seen outside her workplace at 7am on August 3.
Ms Langstone said the couple had become involved in business together but his later behaviour had frightened her.
She said he had lied to her throughout their relationship and that he had told her he had been in the SAS but police had since said told her that was not true.
“This is someone I have been frightened of for a long time,” she said.
Ms Langstone denied making up the claims because Denyer had refused to leave his wife for her.
“I have come here today to tell the truth and I will tell the truth even thought it makes me look terrible,” Ms Langstone said.
Denyer said the couple had been been “best friends”.
He had claimed he had gone to the prison to check she was at work so he could enjoy his birthday weekend and said he had written to her neighbours to apologise after police had been called because of him attending at her home in the early hours.
Denyer will be sentenced next month.