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A former BBC presenter has appeared in court charged with stalking staff members including Jeremy Vine.

Alex Belfield, who used to work for BBC Radio Leeds, denied 12 charges of stalking when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday.

The 41-year-old, who lives in Nottingham, is alleged to have stalked a total of eight people between November 2012 and March 2021.

He is due to stand trial on 4 July next year.
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Report feedthepony July 29, 2021 2:18 PM BST
good YouTube channel - you can see why the BBC want to cancel him
Report DancingBraveTheBest July 29, 2021 2:25 PM BST
The Voice of Reason imo
Report A_T July 29, 2021 2:26 PM BST
careful what you post about him or he'll stalk you
Report tobermory July 29, 2021 7:19 PM BST
Alex Belfield, 41, who hosts The Voice of Reason on YouTube, is accused of 12 stalking charges against the broadcaster and harassing seven other colleagues. The ex-Radio 2 DJ, of Mapperley, Nottingham, appeared at the city's crown court today where he spectacularly deemed his trial a 'BBC witch hunt'.

Belfield is charged with 12 counts of stalking by causing serious alarm or distress which had a substantial adverse effect on the complainants' usual day-to-day activities.

He is accused of stalking eight of his colleagues between November 25, 2012 and March 31, 2021, while Jeremy Vine was said to have been targeted between April 2, 2020, and March 31, 2021.

Belfield will stand trial next July.

John Halissey, prosecuting, said: 'It seems to be that with the reach of the eight complainants, the length of the evidence and the messages and emails, it seems to be a six-week slot is appropriate.'

Judge Coupland asked Belfield's defence solicitor Luke Ponte: 'What is the statutory defence?' Mr Ponte replied: 'Journalistic freedom of expression.

'The statutory defence that is pleaded is in essence that it was pursued under an enactment or rule of law and was an expression of his free speech and that it was subjectively reasonable. 'He is not disputing the underlying acts, he is disputing it did in fact cause the complainants serious alarm or distress such that it had an impact on their everyday activities.
Report casemoney July 29, 2021 7:31 PM BST
An organization full of wrong uns , sad really
Report A_T July 29, 2021 8:17 PM BST
never get on the wrong side of a sociopath
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