Nicola Roberts gets restraining order against soldier ex-boyfriend after he threatened to STAB her


by Emma Dodds |
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Nicola Roberts has been granted a restraining order against her soldier ex-boyfriend who violently threatened to "burn" and "stab" her

Girls Aloud's Nicola Roberts has been allowed a restraining order against her violent ex-boyfriend who sent her threatening messages saying he was going to "stab" and "burn" her.

Former soldier Carl Davies has been issued a lifelong restraining order after stalking the 31-year-old singer for around five years, sending a total of around 3,000 messages in the space of five years and apparently dramatically switched between sending her declarations of love to violent threats.

Nicola was in a relationship with Mr Davies for around 18 months (Credit: Getty Images) ©Getty Images

Mr Davies, 39, who served in Afghanistan, set up 35 fake social media accounts in order to keep in contact with Nicola.

When he had never received a response from Nicola after the five-year campaign, Mr Davies instead turned his violent attention to her friend Joel Compass, a singer who once collaborate with her Girls Aloud bandmate Cheryl.

That was the final straw for Nicola, who then handed in screenshots of every vile message she had received from Mr Davies over the five years to the police.

Davies then targeted Nicola's friend, singer Joel Compass (Credit: Instagram/ Joel Compass) ©Instagram/ Joel Compass

Nicola implied during the court case that Davies' violent behaviour did not start at the end of their relationship in 2008, but had actually started whilst they were together.

In the victim impact statement, she cryptically said: "The messages he sent reminded me of all the terrible things that happened when we were together."

She also added that she is worried for her safety when her ex-boyfriend is released from prison.

Nicola implied that Mr Davies had been violent with her during their relationship (Credit: Instagram/ Nicola Roberts) ©Instagram/ Nicola Roberts

Judge Jonathan Black said: "For a period up to 2008 you were in a relationship with Nicola Roberts, the singer-songwriter, but that came to an end in 2008.

"From the date the crown says was in 2012, you say was in 2014, but for the purpose of this sentencing makes little difference, you sent 3,000 messages to her through the use of around 35 fake social media accounts.

"Some of those messages were loving, wanting to be with her, some messages with little meaning but other messages threatening serious violence, mentioning knives and burning."

Nicola has kept close to her Girls Aloud bandmates Cheryl and Kimberley Walsh (Credit: Getty Images) ©Getty Images

Mr Davies' lawyer Monica Stevenson cited the fact that he was suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), saying: "It's accepted, on behalf of Mr Davies, that his conduct, which he has pleaded guilty to, inadvertently caused serious harm and upset to both the victims in this case. He conveys, through me, his disgust for his conduct."

He was ordered to pay a total of £900 and to complete 150 hours of unpaid work as well as a 60-day rehabilitation activity.

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