Civil servant, 33, who stalked colleague after she camped out in Whitehall with placard bearing his name and dedicated 104 love songs to him on Twitter is detained under the Mental Health Act
- Economist Ray Israel-Wilkinson, 33, declared her love for Alex Wilkinson
- She worked with him at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport
- Israel-Wilkinson changed her surname to pretend to be married to Mr Wilkinson
- She was convicted of stalking and detained under the Mental Health Act
An economist who changed her name to pretend she was married to the civil servant she was stalking has been detained under the Mental Health Act.
Ray Israel-Wilkinson, 33, became obsessed with Alex Wilkinson after working with him at the Department for Culture, Media, and Sport.
She would hang around his office with banners and placards stating: ‘Waiting for my Wilko.’
Israel-Wilkinson started a Twitter page with 5,000 followers where she claimed GCHQ was trying to stop them from being together.
A second Twitter account had 104 love songs dedicated to Mr Wilkinson.
She also set up LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram accounts dedicated to her love for him.
Ray Israel-Wilkinson (pictured), 33, was detained under the Mental Health Act and given a restraining order after being convicted of stalking. She had declared her love for Alex Wilkinson after working with him at the Department for Culture, Media, and Sport
When Mr Wilkinson (pictured) looked her up on social media, he found a Twitter page with 5,000 followers where she claimed GCHQ was trying to stop them from being together
In August 2021 Wilkinson (pictured) was sectioned and taken to hospital
Israel-Wilkinson changed her name from Rayner Sultan to give the impression they were married.
In August 2021 she was sent to hospital for treatment but continued to email Mr Wilkinson from the ward.
She stated: ‘No-one will ever love you like I do’, and ‘I am in a lot of pain. All I am asking for is one meeting.’
‘She seems fixated with him and desperate to meet up with him’, said Tom Heslop, prosecuting.
In an impact statement read to Westminster magistrates court today Mr Wilkinson said the ordeal ‘caused me to suffer from anxiety.’
‘Her email and social media posts have been very personal about me.
‘I barely know her.’
He said Israel-Wilkinson started appearing at his office at a very difficult time, after his girlfriend’s father had died.
‘My girlfriend has been very supportive. She worried about my health and well-being,’ he said.
He said he is also worried about Israel-Wilkinson. ‘I am increasingly concerned for her well-being. I am a compassionate person.’
Israel-Wilkinson (pictured) has a second Twitter account with a pinned tweet of 104 love songs dedicated to Mr Wilkinson, the court heard
It also features a pinned video message where she asks Mr Wilkinson to get in touch with her
Israel-Wilkinson’s Twitter account is titled ‘Alexander Wilkinson is my King’ and begs followers to help her get in touch with Mr Wilkinson
Israel-Wilkinson’s solicitor, Mohammed Monwar Hossain said: ‘There was no threat of violence, no threatening behaviour.
‘No harm was caused to him physically.
‘She is a promising young person with good job prospects in this country. She has no previous convictions.’
Israel-Wilkinson spoke in court, promising to never to make contact with Mr Wilkinson again.
District Judge Colin Witcher told her: ‘This case makes for deeply unattractive reading.
‘Your sentence would have been imprisonment had it not been two detailed medical reports in which two doctors jointly take the view that there is an underlying medical condition.’
Israel-Wilkinson, of Milton Keynes, Bucks, was detained under Section 37 of the Mental Health Act, 1983.
She was also made the subject of an indefinite restraining order preventing her from contacting Mr Wilkinson either directly or indirectly.
Israel-Wilkinson denied stalking Mr Wilkinson, between 16 June 2021 and 20 October 2021, but was convicted.
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