Stalker, 44, who bombarded BBC DJ Gilles Peterson with death threats is back behind bars ‘after being spotted lurking outside his home’
- Sarah Jayne Rook was jailed for 26 weeks on June 25 but released shortly after
- Rook was banned from entering couple’s home but allegedly spotted outside
- She now denies one count of harassment by breaching a restraining order
A stalker who bombarded BBC DJ Gilles Peterson with death threats and racially abused his Japanese wife is back behind bars after allegedly being spotted lurking outside his home.
Sarah Jayne Rook, 44, screamed ‘You will die’ at Mr Peterson, 55, as he left BBC Broadcasting House in Portland Place, London on March 21.
Two days later, Rook stood outside the record label owner’s north London home shouting ‘c**t’, ‘rapist,’ and ‘paedophile’, Stratford Magistrates’ Court heard in June.
Rook also repeatedly called Mr Peterson’s wife Atsuko Moehrle a ‘Hiroshima b***h’ when she refused to open the door to her at the couple’s north London home on 18 February.
The stalker, who describes herself as a freelance journalist and photographer, was convicted of stalking, harassment and two counts of racially aggravated harassment.
Sarah Jayne Rook, 44, screamed ‘You will die’ at BBC DJ Gilles Peterson, 55, as he left BBC Broadcasting House in Portland Place, London on March 21
She was jailed for 26 weeks on June 25 but released shortly afterwards due to time served on remand.
Judge Louisa Cieciora had banned Rook from entering the couple’s home on but, on July 29, she was allegedly spotted outside the address and arrested.
Rook could not attend her latest hearing at Thames Magistrates’ Court via video-link from HMP Bronzefield because she is now in the hospital wing.
Magistrate Paul Judd fixed her latest trial for September 21.
Rook had targeted the Radio 6 DJ at home and at work and carried on while she was on bail. She also attended his home posing as a charity worker and attacked his car with a pole.
Rook pinned a torn up photograph of the DJ’s face to his car windscreen before leaving a Joker playing card followed by an Ace of Clubs.
Rook was jailed for 26 weeks on June 25 but released shortly afterwards due to time served on remand. Pictured: Mr Peterson outside Stratford Magistrates Court in June
She returned to Mr Peterson’s family home while on bail and banged on his window as he watched terrified from behind his blinds.
He watched as she clambered onto scaffolding and began climbing up the outside of his house, and remained there until police told her to leave.
In May, the French DJ told the court of his ‘very traumatic experience’ as he was bombarded with death threats.
He said he was in the middle of a live set at the Radio 6 studio when he spotted a tweet branding him a ‘fraud’ and a ‘contrived c**t’ and another threatening him with death.
‘I saw a tweet [during the broadcast] saying ‘F***ing kill him,’ he said.
‘The other said: “You sound like a contrived c***t right now, literally you are a fraud.”
‘I knew it as a very traumatic experience for all of us. I was worried about the situation itself because it was escalating.’
Rook now denies one count of harassment by breaching a restraining order imposed upon conviction.
Her latest trial was fixed for September 21 at Stratford Magistrates’ Court.