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Stalker admits mental assault

A "highly dangerous" stalker, who won a retrial when the Court of Appeal quashed his conviction for terrorising a 21-year-old dental nurse, pleaded guilty yesterday.

Clarence Morris's unexpected decision to admit causing Perry Southall psychologically based actual bodily harm, came as the young blonde woman steeled herself for another witness box ordeal before her tormentor.

For eight months Morris, 38, of Poplar, east London, followed his victim almost everywhere she went. Nearly every day he stood outside the surgery where she worked banging on the windows and bellowing "I love you Perry. I love you."