Belsize Park foot doctor spared jail over colleague harassment
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An infatuated foot doctor who sent a married surgeon 400 love letters and greetings cards and then accused him of harassment was spared jail.
Podiatrist Anuradha Megpara, 53, became fixated with Dr Darryll Baker, and sent hand-delivered messages about their supposed marriage, her wedding dress and their future home.
They met when working together at The Royal Free Hospital.
Prosecutor Felicity Lineham told City of London Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday: “One of the letters which caused the most concern was one which made negative reference to his mother.
“Miss Megpara blamed his mother for her ‘dominance’ of him, calling her a ‘Jewish mother’.”
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Megpara, of Haverstock Hill, was given a six-week suspended sentence and handed a restraining order after admitting harassment.
She was also ordered to pay £620 in costs, and an £80 victim surcharge.
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The victim went to police after Megpara tried to take out a non-molestation order against him early last year.
Megpara was given an official harassment warning in June, but sent another 30 cards and letters before being charged with harassment.
Chris Stevens, defending, said Megpara was depressed following the death of her father and claimed she built an ‘alternate reality’ as a coping mechanism.