SHAME OF STALKING DOCTOR; Court Bans Anaesthetist from Going near Nurse
Byline: CHRISTOPHER EVANS;ANDREW LOUDON
AN 'obsessed' doctor has been ordered by a court to stay away from a nurse he stalked for 19 months.
Michael Dale, 44, could now lose his job at the hospital where they both work.
He also faces being struck off by the General Medical Council.
The court heard that trainee midwife Chantelle Airey, 23, became sick with fear and needed treatment for stress as Dale hounded her. The unmarried anaesthetist was seen repeatedly outside her house. He was spotted waiting at a health club she used and he parked next to her at work.
She saw his car passing hers on a motorway and he once followed her when she went shopping. On another occasion he put a letter confessing his 'obsession' on her car windscreen.
Dale appeared before Preston magistrates in one of the first stalking cases brought under the new Protection from Harassment Act, which became law only last June.
After pleading guilty he was ordered not to contact Miss Airey, and not to go within 440yards of her home. He must also pay [pounds sterling]75 costs. …