Convicted killer jailed for stalking woman in Richmond

York Magistrates' Court.

A convicted murderer is back behind bars after being found guilty of stalking a woman in Richmond.

Raymond Bin-Yardi, 67, of no fixed abode, was found guilty of the stalking offence at York Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

The court heard the defendant visited the woman’s Richmond home without asking, loitered outside and stared at her through the window.

The offence occurred between February 17 and March 4 this year.

No evidence was offered on a second charge of stalking which caused serious alarm or distress and this charge was dismissed.

Bin-Yardi was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison.

The court heard the defendant was imprisoned because he was unable to comply with the requirements of a community order or a suspended sentence as a result of being a serving prisoner, recalled on a life license for a historical offence of murder.

Further details of this offence are not known.

The defendant was issued with an indefinite restraining order preventing him from contacting the named victim, entering several streets in Richmond or entering several of the town’s pubs.

He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £128.