Warwick man jailed for vendetta against woman he blamed for brother's suicide

A Warwick man waged a vendetta against a woman he blamed for his brother's suicide, repeatedly making false allegations against her to the police.

Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 3:49 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:56 am

Jasbir Uppal even put up a notice in the toilets of a town pub giving the woman’s address and phone number as a massage parlour, a judge at Warwick Crown Court has heard.

And he also went to the woman’s home and caused £5,000 damage to one of her cars and smashed the headlights on another.

Uppal, 48, of Upper Cape, Warwick, was jailed for nine months after pleading guilty to three charges of perverting the course of justice, one of causing damage and one of harassment.

Prosecutor Delroy Henry said the case involved false statements Uppal made to the police which had led to the target of his campaign being arrested and detained in custody.

“His brother sadly died in May 2015 because of a single stab injury.

“The inquest resolved that it was a suicide.

“Although it was being dealt with by the coroner’s court, he was convinced the complainant was somehow responsible. That was the motivation for a series of serious false complaints.”

Jailing Uppal, Satinder Hunjan QC, said: “The background is unfortunate, arising from the death of your brother, and it appears you considered the fault for that lay in part, if not in whole, with her.

“As a result of the first allegation you made, she was arrested and detained for a short period.

“In relation to the second one it was possible for her to prove it was untrue but you made further allegations, and again, these were proven to be untrue because she was able to show that at the time she had actually been in Turkey.

“And on the 28th of August you put a poster up indicating that she was to supply a sexual type of service.

“All of this must have caused her very serious concern, upset and worry.

“Offences which involve the perversion of the due course of justice are very serious.

“They threaten and undermine the due process of the administration of the law.”