Woman ‘sent severed pig’s head to ex-boyfriend’s workplace’

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A woman stands accused of sending a severed pig’s head to her ex-boyfriend’s place of work during a campaign of stalking.

Tia Mariah McBean, 22, is said to have repeatedly visited Oralton Robinson, pinned notes to his front door and ordered takeaways to his home and the Brixton restaurant where he works.

An application for an interim stalking protection order against McBean will now be heard on June 23 at Bromley Magistrates’ Court.

The application states: ‘Tia Maria McBean has been trying to make contact with Oralton Robinson via phone calls and sending takeaways to his place of work and home address.

‘She has now sent a severed pig’s head to him at his workplace.

‘She has been asked by Oralton Robinson to stop going to his address and to stop calling him and his partner, and to stop sending takeaways to him, but she continues with her behaviour.’

Josephine Teale, prosecuting, said: ‘The nature of the behaviours alleged in this case are that a variety of methods have been adopted which means that a restraining order is not sufficient.’

Under the interim order McBean would have to engage with mental health services and with drug and alcohol support services as well as making her telephone available for inspection by police, the court heard.

Emma Lewis, for McBean, said the stalking protection order – relating to eight alleged victims – would be ‘onerous,’ and the police evidence bundle was ‘voluminous’.

Robinson was convicted of assaulting McBean in January last year following a trial at Bexley Magistrates Court.

He was ordered to complete 40 days of a Building Better Relationships course and 100 hours of unpaid work.

Robinson was made subject of a restraining order, prohibiting him from using ‘violent, abusive, insulting or intimidating words or behaviour’ towards McBean.

Last month McBean had applied to vary the terms of the restraining order against Robinson but a judge said the order, which stands until April 2021, would not be amended.

She claimed Robinson had threatened to post an ‘obscene video’ of them together and been physically violent towards her

McBean was accused of sending an ex-boyfriend a cursed voodoo doll in 2017.

Aged 19 at the time, she allegedly wrote intimidating letters to Adrian Ranglin before delivering the effigy to him in February 2017.

McBean, of Besson Street, New Cross, was charged with sending an article with intent conveying a threatening message but the Crown Prosecution Service later dropped the case against her.