Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

'DANDO KILLER OBSESSED WITH TOP TV WOMEN'; Gallery: Barry George, the Man Accused of Killing Jill Dando, Kept Pictures of Presenters Including Caron Keating, Anthea Turner and Emma Freud. He Also Stalked Local Women Fixated on Women: A Sketch of Barry George in the Dock at the Old Bailey Today, with Mr Justice Griffith Williams, Left, Jonathan Laidlaw QC and Clinical Psychologist Dr Susan Young Who Is Helping Him Deal with His Problems

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

'DANDO KILLER OBSESSED WITH TOP TV WOMEN'; Gallery: Barry George, the Man Accused of Killing Jill Dando, Kept Pictures of Presenters Including Caron Keating, Anthea Turner and Emma Freud. He Also Stalked Local Women Fixated on Women: A Sketch of Barry George in the Dock at the Old Bailey Today, with Mr Justice Griffith Williams, Left, Jonathan Laidlaw QC and Clinical Psychologist Dr Susan Young Who Is Helping Him Deal with His Problems

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Byline: PAUL CHESTON

THE man accused of killing Jill Dando kept photos of other TV presentersincluding Anthea Turner and Caron Keating at his home, the Old Bailey heardtoday.

Barry George, 48, had 4,000 undeveloped pictures of women. Also among them wereformer Radio 1 DJ Emma Freud and BBC Breakfast News presenter Fiona Foster. InGeorge's second trial for the murder of the BBC TV presenter, the jury wasshown an album of 150 of the pictures he had taken. They also heard he spenthis days following women, many of whom knew nothing of his obsessive behaviour.

Miss Dando was shot in the head on the doorstep of her home in Gowan Avenue,Fulham, in April 1999. All the pictures were found in a search of his Fulhamflat in Crookham Road after his arrest in 2000, a year after the murder. Theflatwas 500 metres from the murder scene. The court heard that he took thephotographs while watching and following single women in the Fulham area.George would stalk them without their knowledge. The jury heard he told onewoman, Susan Coombe, that he went to the park to look for women and followthem. He would find out if they had a boyfriend and sometimes knock on theirdoor and ask them out for a drink. He would open conversations with the words:"I know where you live." Angela Gordon said George knocked on her door, asked"Do you live here?", told her he was in the SAS and asked to kiss her. Forabout a year from 1993, the court heard, George followed Amanda Scriven on hisbike as she made her way from Parsons Green Tube station. He persistentlyintimidated her and once held a camera close to her face and took pictures. Hisobsession led him to trace their cars and covertly wait outside their homes.George left a note on the vehicle of Fiona Maffeo, whom he lived near, sayinghe was watching her. He later became aggressive when she continued to refuse totalk to him. Fiona Nicholas had no idea George was stalking her until policeshowed her a piece of paper on which he had recorded the directions to herFulham home, said Jonathan Laidlaw QC, prosecuting. The jury was also told:George was interested in weaponry and military tactics and techniques. He had aclose interest in the BBC; hanging around the White City offices and keepingbusiness cards and copies of the in-house magazine Ariel. He changed his nameby deed poll to Paul Gaddthe real name of Gary Glitterand Steve Majors, after actor Lee Majors and his character Steve Austin in theSix Million Dollar Man TV series. He called himself Barry Bulsara, the realsurname of Freddie Mercury, and pretended to be the Queen star's cousin. Heopened a bank account in the name of real-life SAS hero Thomas Palmer. Theevidence proved it was Georgea loner "with no rational motive to kill"who murdered the BBC TV presenter and not a professional hitman, said MrLaidlaw. …

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