Dead rabbits, rats and bird left at home by alleged stalker, court told
Dead rabbits, rats and birds were allegedly sent to the home of two people as part of a stalking campaign, a court has heard.
Steven Marsh is accused of stalking involving serious alarm or distress by frequently leaving or sending dead animals to an address during 2021.
The 45-year-old, of The Oval, Stafford, is accused of sending letters to three people and a county council that contained false allegations.
The charge also includes details of incidents between August and October 2021 involving dead animals at his alleged victims' home. These include tying a dead rabbit to a gate, leaving three dead rates and tacks outside and a house brick.
Prosecutors also allege he sent a dead bird, cause two unwanted food deliveries to be made and sent pieces of liver, incidents, they say, "amounted to stalking causing serious alarm or distress, which had a substantial adverse effect on their usual day-to-day activities".
Marsh, who appeared at Cannock Magistrates' Court on Friday, has been released on bail until his next appearance at Stafford Crown Court on February 27.