Terrified mother’s lorry driver ex-fiancé began stalking her

Veronika Janoscikova, 36, of Salford, Greater Manchester, is pictured with her son Adam

Veronika Janoscikova, 36, of Salford, Greater Manchester, is pictured with her son Adam

Veronika Janoscikova, 36, of Salford, Greater Manchester, is pictured with her son Adam

A terrified mother has revealed her ex-fiancé started stalking her when she dumped him and secretly planted a magnetic GPS tracker under her car.

Veronika Janoscikova, 36, of Salford, Greater Manchester, left lorry driver Thomas Forret, 35, and thought he was out of her life for good.

But it soon became clear he knew where she was and he even sent her teenage son Adam, then 15, strange anonymous text messages, a court was told.

While his mother was meeting work colleagues for a charity night, he texted the boy: ‘Looks like you might be getting another dad soon. Mum’s enjoying spending night with another guy.’

The 6ft 4in heavy goods driver also sent his ex emails from fake accounts, sent flowers to her work, and used the tracker to find out where she was going.

She claims her car was damaged three times while she was out and about, and on the last time police found a tracker they were able to prove stalker Forret bought and was monitoring on his phone.

(From left) Miss Janoscikova, Thomas Forret and her son Adam on holiday in Las Palmas in 2017

(From left) Miss Janoscikova, Thomas Forret and her son Adam on holiday in Las Palmas in 2017

(From left) Miss Janoscikova, Thomas Forret and her son Adam on holiday in Las Palmas in 2017

It is not alleged Forret, a heavy goods driver, was behind the damage to the car.

He pleaded guilty to stalking and breaching a non-molestation order and was given a 12-month prison sentence suspended for 18 months.

But Miss Janoscikova said she has become too frightened to leave her house, lost her job, now earns half of what she used to and fears he is still looking for her.

She said: ‘I’m sick with terror at the thought that he’s not gone straight to jail. He’d broken the non-molestation order – though he’d be stupid to break the restraining order in place against him, he could easily break that too.

Miss Janoscikova poses next to her red Ford Fiesta, which had the GPS tracker fitted to it

Miss Janoscikova poses next to her red Ford Fiesta, which had the GPS tracker fitted to it

Miss Janoscikova poses next to her red Ford Fiesta, which had the GPS tracker fitted to it

‘Thomas is a big man. Everyone next to me is a giant, but he was enormous. He’s so intimidating.

Forret texted Adam: 'Looks like you might be getting another dad soon. Mum's enjoying spending night with another guy'

Forret texted Adam: 'Looks like you might be getting another dad soon. Mum's enjoying spending night with another guy'

Forret texted Adam: ‘Looks like you might be getting another dad soon. Mum’s enjoying spending night with another guy’

‘When I went to Crown Court to hear the sentencing, I was in the same room as him – but I couldn’t look at him, he had that power over me.

‘I’ve not been able to hold down a steady job since all this began a year ago – in part because I don’t want to be anywhere long-term so he can’t track me as easily at work.

‘I don’t want to leave the house either, because I worked really hard for it. I feel like I’m back to square one – poor, worried, and everything in arrears.

‘He said he’d not stop until I had nothing. He’s doing everything to make that the case. Thomas won’t ever stop – not until he’s won.’

Miss Janoscikova said she met Forret at work, and she was his boss until he left in March 2017, and they got together.

They entered into an intense relationship, and Forret, from Wrexham, North Wales, moved into her house in Salford within two months, she said.

Forret proposed to Miss Janoscikova on December 1, and said she ‘couldn’t have been happier’.

Miss Janoscikova said she met Forret at work, and she was his boss until he left in March 2017

Miss Janoscikova said she met Forret at work, and she was his boss until he left in March 2017

Miss Janoscikova said she met Forret at work, and she was his boss until he left in March 2017

While there were arguments in the beginning, Miss Janoscikova said she thought nothing much of them.

While there were arguments in the beginning of their relationship, Miss Janoscikova said she thought nothing much of them

While there were arguments in the beginning of their relationship, Miss Janoscikova said she thought nothing much of them

While there were arguments in the beginning of their relationship, Miss Janoscikova said she thought nothing much of them

She said: ‘He said he wanted a family and wanted to be a father figure for Adam. He started getting angry at Adam that summer we were together. 

‘Then he’d take it all out on me. Thomas would get so insanely jealous a lot. It was obvious if I was with men. He’d not want me anywhere near them.

‘Though it quickly got to the point where he’d see me talking to my neighbours over the fence, and he’d bound over and ask what was going on.

‘He even got jealous if I called my son after work before I called him.’

They broke up in March 2018, and she hoped he was out of her life for good, and a non-molestation order was placed on Forret by a judge in June.

But in July, Miss Janoscikova was at a charity boxing match in Stoke with former colleagues, and Forret called police to say she had left Adam alone in the house.

Miss Janoscikova said Adam got a text from an anonymous number which read: ‘Looks like you might be getting another dad soon. Mum’s enjoying spending night with another guy.

‘Meet men for sex and hope of a relationship, leave teenage son at home, just the same old script for the last few years. Police on the way’.

She said: ‘I was supposed to stay in a hotel overnight in Stoke, but I raced straight home when Adam called me and was there in half an hour.

‘I was scared not knowing what was going on in my house.’

At 2am, she got emails from an account registered to a man called Jason, accusing Miss Janoscikova of being with another man.

Forret even sent Adam (pictured together) strange anonymous text messages, a court heard

Forret even sent Adam (pictured together) strange anonymous text messages, a court heard

Forret even sent Adam (pictured together) strange anonymous text messages, a court heard

One read: ‘How u can fall out of love for someone so soon is unbelievable, obviously your new man has not just happened recently it’s been going on a while’.

Forret pleaded guilty to stalking and breaching a non-molestation order

Forret pleaded guilty to stalking and breaching a non-molestation order

Forret pleaded guilty to stalking and breaching a non-molestation order

Miss Janoscikova received a text that week from a ‘Kev’ similarly accusing her of infidelity.

Miss Janoscikova said: ‘I changed our numbers but then I had to block his number from our phones.’

She also received flowers at work from an anonymous admirer – actually Forret.

Miss Janoscikova became so distracted at work that she was eventually dismissed, and applied for short term jobs.

She became so paranoid that she set up CCTV, and even changed the locks on her doors, she said.

After her car was damaged, Miss Janoscikova called police and a ‘switched on’ officer checked underneath her car – and found a tracking device attached to the car by a magnet.

Police began an investigation, and managed to trace the purchase of the device to Forret, a court heard.

Miss Janoscikova received flowers at work from an anonymous admirer - actually Forret

Miss Janoscikova received flowers at work from an anonymous admirer - actually Forret

Miss Janoscikova received flowers at work from an anonymous admirer – actually Forret

Forret pleaded guilty to stalking and breaching a non-molestation order at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on April 30.

He was sentenced at Crown Court on May 28, and handed a 12-month prison sentence suspended for 18 months, plus 200 hours of unpaid work and therapy.

But Miss Janoscikova said: ‘There are times when I am scared to leave the house, even in daylight, for fear of being attacked by Thomas.’

She said that she does all her shopping online, and is too paranoid to enter another relationship.

Miss Janoscikova claims her car was damaged three times while she was out and about

Miss Janoscikova claims her car was damaged three times while she was out and about

The damage to Miss Janoscikova's car

The damage to Miss Janoscikova's car

Miss Janoscikova claims her car was damaged three times while she was out and about

And she also said that she’s struggling to find work after being dismissed from her job in August due to being constantly distracted.

She said: ‘When driving I find it hard to concentrate, as I’m looking out for Thomas. I’ve had to change the routes I normally used to commute.

‘I’m having difficulty sleeping and eating, which has led to an increase in anxiety.

‘I’m constantly checking on Adam when he’s at school, but his attendance and concentration levels have deteriorated.

‘This has hit him hard, because Thomas was his best friend for a time. He’s so upset. Worse than that, I don’t know if I can ever really enter a relationship again.’

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