21-year-old who posed as police officer to stop her ex-boyfriend from talking to women jailed
Adderley admitted to impersonating a police officer and was jailed for nine months at Shrewsbury Crown Court. Photograph: (Twitter)
In a classic love-turned-sour style of things, Lauren Adderley, a 21-year-old has been jailed for nine months for controlling her ex-boyfriend's life for two years. This was following an investigation that proved that she"terrorised" her partner by impersonating police.
Lauren Adderley used "sophisticated catfish style behaviour" to convince her former partner Mitchell Lloyd, that he was part of a police investigation.
From 2014, Lauren used email and social media to control Mitchell's movements and social interactions with the threat of punishment.
Lauren has now pleaded guilty to impersonating police officers to keep a check on her former partner.
According to the Daily Mail, Sentencing, Recorder Peter Rouch QC, said: "I do not know what was going through your mind in December 2014 but at that time you decided to deliberately adopt the persona of a police officer to contact Mitchell Lloyd.
"At that time, he did not want a relationship with you.
"For two years you controlled Mitchell Lloyd's life, to the extent that you told him where he could go and who he could go out with."
Throughout the stint, Lauren used fake names including Darren Clarke, Elaine Thomas and Robert Hay. She also pretended to be her own friends on Facebook to send messages to Lloyd, criticising him for going out with other girls.
This was after they had broken up.
Lauren and Mitchell dated briefly for two months after meeting through mutual friends during a night out in 2014.