Amy Childs’ ‘aggressive’ ex David Peters is jailed for stalking a woman a decade after he broke up with Towie star
- Ex of Towie’s Amy Childs David Peters stalked another woman after breaking up
- Peters, 37 from Bracknell, was jailed for two years eight months for the abuse
Towie star Amy Childs’ ‘aggressive’ ex-boyfriend has been jailed for stalking and domestically abusing another ex-girlfriend – after he was unable to accept they had broken up.
David Peters, who dated Amy Childs for a year in 2013, was sentenced to two years and eight months behind bars for coercive and controlling behaviour and stalking with serious alarm and distress.
The former Take Me Out contestant, 37, was also slapped with ten-year restraining order, which restricts him having any contact with his ex-partner or her family, entering their homes, or attending anywhere he reasonably believes them to be.
A decade after his break up with Amy Childs, Peters, of Nightingale Crescent, Bracknell, Berkshire, was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court on June 23 for a stalking campaign against his recent ex, whose identity has been protected.
Amy’s family have reportedly said they warned her about Peters ten years ago when they were together, with a source telling the Sun that he was ‘aggressive, angry and had issues with alcohol’.
Towie star Amy Childs’ (left) ‘aggressive’ ex-boyfriend David Peters (right) has been jailed for stalking and domestically abusing another ex-girlfriend
Peters (right), who dated Amy Childs (left) for a year in 2013, was sentenced to two years and eight months behind bars for coercive and controlling behaviour and stalking with serious alarm and distress
Ex-Take Me Out contestant Peters (pictured), 37, was slapped with ten-year restraining order
The source told the paper that Peters ‘controlled’ Amy when they were together and he became ‘more possessive’ throughout their relationship.
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They also claimed that he once screamed at Amy in front of others and would often try to put her down.
Amy broke up with Peters in May 2013 after ex-boyfriend Kirk Norcross, a fellow Towie star, confessed his love for her. This reportedly came as a relief to Amy’s friends and family, with one source telling the Sun that Peters had ‘something dark about him’ and that he was ‘horrible’.
Over the course of their six-month relationship, Peters waged a campaign of coercive and controlling behaviour against his partner. When she tried to end the relationship, he refused to accept her decision and began stalking her instead. We have included extracts from her victim personal statement below, where she describes life with him as ‘a living hell’:
‘David made it clear that I had nothing and would have nothing but him and he was the only one I could rely on…’
‘He would go through social media and pick out comments I wrote years ago questioning me asking who they were and why I was commenting things on their posts…’
‘No matter what I said it was the wrong answer, and David only hears what David wants to hear…Every day was a new argument…’
‘He would wear me down so much that I didn’t even recognise myself…when I was with David, I stopped being me.’
In July 2022, the survivor ended the relationship for good, but this only escalated Peters’ behaviour. Unable to accept their breakup, he broke into his ex-partner’s house on numerous occasions, which was caught on cameras she had installed. On one occasion she even found him hiding in her daughter’s bed.
Peters also called her repeatedly and texted her throughout the day commenting on her appearance even if he should not have been able to see her. He also sat outside her house overnight and tracked her car.
Peters did not stop his behaviour even after being arrested, as he breached his bail conditions just five days after being arrested and charged.
The judge who handed down the sentence commented on how troubling the stalking was, and how ‘plain the serious alarm and distress caused to her was and the substantial adverse effect on her’.
The judge who handed down the sentence at Guildford Crown Court (pictured) commented on how troubling the stalking was, and how ‘plain the serious alarm and distress caused to her was and the substantial adverse effect on her’
Although Peters had no previous convictions, the judge was convinced that ‘these offences are so serious that only custody is appropriate.’
Following Peters’ sentencing on June 23, Surrey Police investigating officer, Emily Nurcombe said ‘The survivor in this case has been extremely brave in coming forward and supporting the investigation for almost a year from the time Peters was arrested and charged to the time that he was sentenced.
‘I commend her for having the courage and strength to speak out and ensure that Peters was brought to justice for the obsessive and frightening behaviour he has subjected her too.
‘I hope this sentence and restraining order will go some way in providing closure to the survivor in this case, and I would personally like to thank her for her resilience. Cases of domestic abuse are taken seriously in Surrey, and Surrey Police are committed to combating both physical and physiological domestic abuse, bringing perpetrators to justice, and safeguarding their victims’.
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