'Cyber-stalker owes us money'

4:30pm Monday 21st January 2008

By The Page Turner

Landscape gardeners Sean Skinner and Eve Holding have spoken of their frustration after failing to receive the proceeds of an unpaid bill from cyber-stalker Felicity Lowde.

Lowde, 41, formerly of Jackson Road, Cutteslowe, in Oxford, was jailed last year at Thames Magistrates' Court, after using the Internet to harass London July 11 bombings survivor Rachel North.

Mr Skinner and his partner Eve Holding, from East Hanney, near Wantage, did gardening work for Ms Lowde at her home in 2002.

Eventually a bill of £7,000 was presented to Miss Lowde but she refused to pay in full.

In June 2003, a County Court judge ordered her to pay the couple £1,474.19 but she has still not paid up.

Mother-of-two Miss Holding, 37, said: "At first, Felicity Lowde asked us to do a bit of fencing work, but she ended up asking us to completely re-landscape her front and back gardens.

"The work cost about £7,100 and she paid about £5,700. The court case found in our favour and after the hearing she started yelling at us in the street."

One of Miss Lowde's Internet victims was 7/7 survivor Rachel North, who was accused by Lowde of "making a living on the backs of the dead".

Another was graphic artist Daniel Hart, 34, from Cowley, He called the police after Lowde falsely labelled him a "vindictive stalker".

Last July, Lowde was given a six-month prison sentence. She is now thought to be living in London.

She was also given a restraining order and a five-year antisocial behaviour order but is appealing against the sentence and is due to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Monday, February 11.

The Oxford Mail has tried to contact Miss Lowde but so far she has not responded.

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