Disused lover, 27, avoids prison after bombing ‘traumatized’ beauty queen, 24, with messages

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Rehema Muthamia, 24, faced a barrage of phone calls, emails, texts and Whatsapp messages when her rejected lover Lorenzo Dixon, 27, chased and harassed her

Rehema Muthamia, 24, faced a barrage of phone calls, emails, texts and Whatsapp messages when her rejected lover Lorenzo Dixon, 27, chased and harassed her

A beauty queen was left ‘traumatized and scared’ after enduring an 18-month stalking nightmare by her ex-boyfriend, a court has heard.

Rehema Muthamia, 24, faced a barrage of phone calls, emails, texts and Whatsapp messages when her rejected lover Lorenzo Dixon, 27, chased and harassed her.

Dixon also bombarded ‘Remi’ with letters and cards and gifts, including boxes of chocolates, stuffed toys and bottles of Prosecco in a ‘relentless’ campaign.

He even got on a train she was on and traveled nearly 100 miles before calling her when she got off.

The stalking ordeal was so “ stressful ” that the beauty queen, recently crowned Miss African All Colors, was forced to take eight weeks off from work.

Last month, Dixon, a trainee attorney, pleaded guilty to a charge of stalking and harassment of Remi between February 2019 and July 2020.

Yesterday, the paralegal had faced a maximum prison sentence of six months, but was instead ordered by the Brighton Magistrates Court to pay his victim £ 500 in damages.

He was also sentenced to a 12-month community warrant, a restraining order and will also have to attend 30 hours of rehabilitation to address his behavior.

The court heard that Dixon and Remi, who were students at Sussex University, were in a relationship and that she was pregnant but miscarried.

When they split up shortly after in early 2019, Dixon refused to believe the relationship was over and launched a campaign of stalking and harassment.

Dixon (pictured) also bombarded 'Remi' with letters and cards and gifts, including boxes of chocolates, stuffed toys and bottles of Prosecco in a 'relentless' campaign

Dixon (pictured) also bombarded 'Remi' with letters and cards and gifts, including boxes of chocolates, stuffed toys and bottles of Prosecco in a 'relentless' campaign

Pictured: 'Remi'

Pictured: 'Remi'

Dixon (left) also bombarded ‘Remi’ (right) with letters and cards and gifts, including boxes of chocolates, stuffed toys and bottles of Prosecco in a ‘relentless’ campaign

She repeatedly told him to leave her alone and reported him to the Metropolitan Police in March 2019, with officers handing him a verbal harassment order.

But the following month, he attended Remi’s college and boarded the same train as she, chasing her to her hometown of Luton before demanding that she answer questions.

He was again warned about his behavior by the police, but kept trying to contact her through a number of different channels.

In a statement before the court, Remi said: ‘Imagine being called 30 times in a 24 hour period from an unknown number that you cannot block. The calls came in every few seconds.

“Imagine being followed on a train for two hours and having to call university security to have your ex-partner escorted from campus.”

The court heard that she had sought help after the stalking and “always looked over her shoulder.”

She said, “I’m afraid I’ll never be able to live like a normal person and always have to look over my shoulder.”

Prosecutor Eleanor Richards said, “She was unable to work for eight weeks because of the stress and trauma she suffered.”

After the case, Remi, who graduated with a first degree in genetics from the University of Sussex, said she would not comment.

The court heard that Dixon and Remi, who were students at Sussex University, were in a relationship and that she was pregnant but miscarried.

The court heard that Dixon and Remi, who were students at Sussex University, were in a relationship and that she was pregnant but miscarried.

The court heard that Dixon and Remi, who were students at Sussex University, were in a relationship and that she was pregnant but miscarried.

The court heard that Dixon and Remi, who were students at Sussex University, were in a relationship and that she was pregnant but miscarried.

The court heard that Dixon and Remi (pictured), who were studying at Sussex University, were in a relationship and that she was pregnant but miscarried.

She beat eight other competitors to win Miss All African Colors and will now compete in the Miss England Finals.

Rehema was born in Great Britain, but her family is Kenyan and she speaks four languages.

She beat eight other competitors to win Miss All African Colors and will now compete in the Miss England Finals.

If she wins that contest, Rehema, from Luton, who now works as a recruitment consultant in the life sciences, can enter the Miss World contest.

After her win, she said, “The work was actually quite a rigorous process in terms of the heat and the idea was like getting ready for the Miss England finale.

‘There were catwalk sessions, we learned to speak and present ourselves and also started working on our charities and finding a cause that we were passionate about.

“My family is so helpful they can’t stop talking about it and the Kenyan community has really been behind me and wanted to support me and was thrilled to see someone of my heritage represented.”