Emma Raducanu Australian Open 2022

Emma Raducanu’s stalker given five-year restraining order and heavy community service

Amrit Magar, the man who stalked Emma Raducanu, has been handed a five year restraining order and was sentenced to 18-months of community service for his crimes.

Magar, 35, from Harrow, North West London, walked 23 miles to visit 19-year-old Raducanu’s Bromley household three times between November 1st and December 4th.

Walking such a distance from North West London to Kent would take a total of seven hours and 30 minutes.

At the end of January, Bromley Magistrates’ Court heard how Magar left unwanted gifts and notes and even stole one of Raducanu’s father Ian’s trainers as a “souvenir,” believing it belonged to the young Briton.

Of the items that were left were a bouquet of flowers with a note that read “nothing to say but you deserve love,” as well as a hand-drawn map detailing the 23 miles he had walked to visit her.

Father Ian was the one who informed the police after Magar was caught on an electronic doorbell camera, but still fears for his daughter.

When addressing the court, Ian said he was “very worried about his daughter’s safety and security and concerned the man may want revenge.”

Adding that the incident only highlighted “how exposed we are as a family and how easy it is to find where she lives.”

As a result of the ordeal, Raducanu said the situation made her “apprehensive to go out” and also made her feel “unsafe in her own home.”

Magar was ultimately found guilty last month and has now received his sentences. He has been given a five-year restraining order and a community service order.

The restraining order bans him from contacting the Raducanu family in any manner and forbids him from coming within a mile of Raducanu’s street or attending any sports ground, stadia or training facility in which Raducanu is attending.

He has also been given an 18-month community service order where he is required to complete 200 hours of unpaid community work and must follow an eight-week curfew between 9pm and 6am. This will be monitored by an electronic tracking tag Magar must wear.

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Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.