Emily Maitlis & # 39; stalker, who has been obsessed with her since meeting in Cambridge 25 years ago, faces another trial because she tried to send a letter to her mother
- Edward Vines has been tracking BBC journalist Emily Maitliss for 25 years
- The couple met briefly in 1989 at Cambridge University, where their obsession began
- He appeared before the court today for violating another injunction
- He is said to have written to Ms. Maitliss & # 39; mother and asked her to forward a note
Edward Vines did not plead guilty to violating an injunction
A prisoner who has been persecuted by Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis for over 25 years is said to be on trial and accused of sending a letter to her mother to forward it to her.
Edward Vines pleaded not guilty of violating an injunction that he was subjected to in 2009 at Oxford Crown Court for harassing the BBC journalist.
The 49-year-old, who represents himself, followed the proceedings on Friday through a hearing loop in the dock at Nottingham Crown Court.
The indictment alleges that Vines violated the injunction between May 7 and 16 after writing a letter to Marian Maitlis without proper excuse to forward it to Emily Maitlis, which he was prohibited from doing.
Vines was detained for 45 months on January 18 last year for continuing to violate his injunction by writing Ms. Maitlis out of prison and bail.
Emily Maitliss has already spoken about how the stalking campaign brought her, her husband Mark Gwynne (pictured right with the journalist) and their children into distress
Vines is in HMP Ranby, pictured after being arrested on January 18 last year for continuing to violate his injunction by writing Ms. Maitliss out of prison and bail.
He met and befriended the Newsnight moderator briefly when both students were at Cambridge University.
In a blue-striped shirt and glasses, the accused confirmed his name and joined his innocent confession.
Judge Gregory Dickinson QC detained the suspect at the end of the hearing.
HMP Ranby's Vines in Retford, Nottinghamshire will face a two-day test the week of February 3 next year.
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