In his defence, Fisher said he had “no closure” from the relationship and “just wanted to communicate like an adult”. He added: “I wanted to believe she wanted to meet up. It was stupid, strange and desperate.”He claimed he had not intended for his ex-girlfriend to believe his MI6 agent stunt, but instead he “just wanted to meet her for a drink” after she realised it was not real.Lionel Blackman, defending, said Fisher “was getting mixed messages as to whether it would be appropriate to contact her”.He added: “Where does one draw the line when one is pursuing love? Did he cross the line?”Maybe others have more restraint, or less passion.”But Amanda Burrows, prosecuting, told the court there was “no doubt that this man has subjected this woman to a great deal of harassment.”His former partner said the pair went for their first date in Tunbridge Wells Bar and Grill after speaking on match.com in March 2016.From the very beginning, she said, he required a lot of her time. “I would go out after work and socialise with my work colleagues and friends, and it was clear he found that an issue,” she said.”I felt very claustrophobic and overwhelmed.”Fisher was found guilty of harassment by way of stalking after a day-long trial at Sevenoaks Magistrates’ Court last week.Chairman of the bench Nick Bensted-Smith said: “You caused distress with your actions and we regard this as unreasonable.”We found these actions amounted to stalking and we find you guilty of the offence.” The pair met on match.comCredit:digitallife / Alamy Fisher will be sentenced at Maidstone Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, and in the meantime is banned from contacting his ex-girlfriend either directly or indirectly. Fisher had told his girlfriend from Tunbridge Wells, Kent, he was a store manager at Sainsbury’s in Epsom, Surrey. She ended their seven-month relationship in October last year when she discovered he actually worked for a branch of the discount chain B&M.After the break-up Fisher, a former policeman who was suspended after committing a string of driving offences, persistently tried to contact her, sending her daily emails and calling her up to 50 times in one week.The harassment culminated in December, when he paid actor Hannah Jackson to go round to his ex-girlfriend’s house and tell her he was an MI6 agent.The complainant said: “I got a call from someone who said they needed to come to my house and read me a disclosure report regarding an officer who I had been in a relationship with.”I knew David had been a police officer at some stage so I decided to ring 101 and check.”When the police told her Fisher’s name was not on their records, she became suspicious and arranged for officers to intercept a meeting she had arranged with Ms Jackson at her home. A former policeman hired an actress to pretend he was an MI6 agent in a bid to impress his ex-girlfriend into taking him back.David Fisher said he was “stupid, strange and desperate” in his attempts to make his former partner meet up with him, but claimed his actions did not amount to stalking.His former partner said the 29-year-old was “very kind” but she ended their relationship when she discovered he had been lying about his occupation. 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.
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