Former Labour councillor who represented the Elswick Ward has today been jailed for Stalking and Harassing a woman.
Dipu Ahad, 41, first tried to claim he was supporting a woman seek justice after she was continually harassed through online messages and fake social media profiles.
After the police investigation, it was found that the person harassing the lady was the man who claimed to be helping her.
After initially claiming to be innocent, Ahad plead guiltily in Newcastle crown court in February and was sentenced today receiving a 14-month custodial sentence.
Detective Sergeant Mark Atherton said: “First and foremost, we want to recognise the incredible bravery of the victim in this case who has had to endure a campaign of stalking against her.
“She reported the offences to us before she knew who was responsible and thought Dipu Ahad had her best interests at heart.
“The reality is that Ahad was the one tormenting her and when his offending was uncovered by my team, he claimed he was simply trying to help the victim”
“His actions were prolonged and sinister. He has abused his position of trust and has repeatedly denied being the person responsible until moments before his trial was due to commence.
“Despite his guilty plea Ahad has still attempted to discredit the victim but the evidence against him was irrefutable and he will now face the consequences of his actions.
“Northumbria Police are absolutely committed to supporting victims and ensuring they see justice.
“Anyone who is victim to stalking or harassment is encouraged to call us so we can make sure you receive the support you need, and we can look to put offenders before the court.”