Christine Lampards stalker who left her scared to leave home alone avoids

King bombarded The One Show presenter with tweets and visited her homeCredit:Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock Another tweet said: “I am planning the words that will go on your gravestone.”He also sent letters to the Lampards’ home, including one to the Lampards’ dog, Minnie.Mrs Lampard and her husband, former Chelsea and England footballer Frank, were not in court for the sentencing of King. King was also given an indefinite restraining order that bans him from contacting both Christine and Frank Lampard either directly or indirectly, and prevents him from going within 100 yards of their home or entering their street.He was also handed a 15-day community order for rehabilitation activity, as well as 150 hours of unpaid work. Christine Lampard’s stalker who left her afraid to leave her home alone was spared jail yesterday.Christof King, 39, from Brent, north-west London, sent the TV presenter a raft of chilling tweets and turned up at her home more than once during the stalking campaign.On one of the occasions Lampard, 39, who regularly hosts The One Show, had to hide in a bedroom with the housekeeper.King, who wanted career advice from Lampard, was handed a nine-month sentence, suspended for two years.  In May, he admitted stalking Lampard but disputed sending the messages online. After a Newton hearing on the matter of the tweets, Judge Robin Johnson ruled at Isleworth Crown Court that King did indeed send tweets to Lampard. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Christof King was handed a suspended sentence for stalking the TV presenter “You are responsible for sending her very nasty communications which would have upset anyone, and aggravated that offending by visiting her home address,” he added.During the campaign of harassment which occurred between January 2015 and October 2017, the court heard how King sent one tweet to Mrs Lampard saying: “I can hear the scratch of nails as I sharpen them ahead of your crucifixion.” King bombarded The One Show presenter with tweets and visited her home Christof King was handed a suspended sentence for stalking the TV presenterCredit:Gustavo Valiente/i-Images Sentencing King, who changed his name by deed poll from Jon Dunningham in April 2016, Judge Johnson said on Friday: “Those in the public eye are used to receiving contact from strangers.”But they, like anyone else, are entitled to protection from the law when some contact moves from simply irritation to being criminal.”Judge Johnson said the stalking and harassment lasted over a long period of time and that he must have known both Christine and Frank Lampard wanted him stop contacting them.