Jeremy Vine’s super-stalker Alex Belfield posts YouTube video vowing ‘We’ll be again’ after being jailed for 5 years for his nine-year hate marketing campaign as social media large refuses to take it down
- Alex Belfield, 42, was sentenced to 5 and a half years in jail final week
- The previous BBC presenter waged a marketing campaign of abuse towards his victims
- One sufferer was broadcaster Jeremy Vine, who known as him ‘a fountain of hate’
The stalker known as ‘the Jimmy Savile of trolling’ by sufferer Jeremy Vine has posted a YouTube video vowing ‘we’ll be again’ after being jailed.
Alex Belfield, 42, was sentenced to 5 and a half years in jail final week for stalking 4 victims within the broadcasting world by waging a relentless marketing campaign of harassment towards them on-line.
Belfield posted YouTube movies attacking his victims to his 350,000 subscribers and aggressively posted about them on social media, encouraging his followers to do the identical.
The choose in his trial at Nottingham Crown Court docket mentioned one in every of his victims got here near killing himself.
BBC presenter Jeremy Vine was topic to a years-long stream of abuse and harassment, and has mentioned he feared somebody would have died if the courts had not intervened.
Belfield posted the movies on his YouTube channel with over 350,000 subscribers
Belfield additionally harassed theatre blogger Philip Dehany and BBC Radio Northampton presenter Bernard Spedding for years, together with his followers sending Mr Spedding dying threats.
Jeremy Vine blasted social media firms YouTube and Twitter for not taking down abusive and defamatory movies made by Belfield, and permitting him to maintain his account even after being imprisoned.
The day he was sentenced, Belfield uploaded a compilation of his house movies and clips from his stay present on his ‘Voice of Cause’ channel entitled ‘Again Quickly’.
The outline added: ‘We’ll be again.’
Talking to BBC Newsnight, Mr Vine mentioned he was ‘disgusted by the dearth of values of the social media firms’ in not performing to cease ‘fountain of hate’ Belfield.
Mr Vine added the abuse was so severe he feared ‘somebody taking a knife and even acid to my house’.
He mentioned: ‘I am amazed how exhausting it’s to get them to understand. We went to Youtube and mentioned “Come on, you already know what was happening with this man, you’ll be able to’t simply enable him to defame.”
‘Then we are saying “okay, there is a libel motion now primarily based on that video, that video”, they nonetheless will not take them down.
Talking to BBC Newsnight, Jeremy Vine known as stalker Alex Belfield a ‘fountain of hate’ and mentioned social media firms ought to have taken down his abusive and defamatory content material
The stalker posted the ominous message within the description of a video posted on the day he was sentenced to 5 and a half years in jail
‘Finally I needed to undergo a lawyer, they take down particular person movies after which when he is convicted they demonetise him.
‘However half the movies about me are nonetheless on the market. His method was to say copy and share.
‘So you will have somebody who takes his video in Moscow and hosts it and it will all the time be on the market. I’ve received to stay with that.
‘However the truth that Youtube hosts these items, they don’t have any duty. They do not care, they do not give a toss.
‘I’m disgusted by their lack of values, and Twitter as nicely.
‘The man is in jail and he is nonetheless received a Twitter account. What the hell is that about? I do not perceive it.
‘Belfield has already put out a video from jail saying he will be proper again up and working.
‘He is received restraining orders on eight folks now however he’ll begin on different folks.
‘The one factor you are able to do is deprive folks of their platform.’
Belfield was convicted of 4 expenses of ‘easy’ stalking between 2012 and 2021.
Sentencing final week, Mr Justice Saini advised him: ‘Your offences are so severe solely a custodial sentence will be justified.’
The choose mentioned Belfield directed his assaults through social media ‘in extremely damaging and infrequently abusive phrases.’
Mr Justice Saini additionally issued indefinite restraining orders banning him from contacting his victims.
YouTube and Twitter have been contacted for remark.