Staring stalker admits to repeatedly walking past model's tattoo shop

Model’s stalker, 29, faces jail for staring at her through her tattoo shop window ten times a day in harassment campaign that left her too terrified to have a baby

  • Yusuf El-Habachi, 29, began to torment Helen Green in 2013 by staring at her
  • El-Habachi also went to into her Soho tattoo shop and made sexual comments
  • Restraining order issued in 2013 to stay away from Ms Green – who is a model
  • But El-Habachi breached it by walking past shop – One by One – in July this year 
  • El-Habachi, of Forest Gate, east London, admitted breaching a restraining order
  • A staring stalker walked past a model’s tattoo shop window up to ten times a day in a harassment campaign that left her too terrified to have a baby, a court today heard.

    Yusuf El-Habachi, 29, began to torment Helen Green in 2013 by repeatedly walking past her parlour in Soho, central London, and looking at her.

    El-Habachi also went to the tattoo shop, called One by One, and made sexual remarks to Miss Green – who models under the name Arabella Drummond.

    He returned to the shop in 2018 after a five year gap and continued to stare at her through the window until she reported him to police.

    El-Habachi was eventually handed an indefinite restraining order and told to complete 30 days of rehabilitation in October 2018.

    But he breached the order by walking by her shop on Berwick Street and making eye contact with her on July 5, 2021.

    Yusuf El-Habachi (pictured), 29, began to torment Helen Green in 2013 by repeatedly walking past her parlour in Soho, central London, and looking at her

    Yusuf El-Habachi (pictured), 29, began to torment Helen Green in 2013 by repeatedly walking past her parlour in Soho, central London, and looking at her

    El-Habachi also went to the tattoo shop, called One by One, and made sexual remarks to Miss Green - who models under the name Arabella Drummond (pictured)

    El-Habachi also went to the tattoo shop, called One by One, and made sexual remarks to Miss Green – who models under the name Arabella Drummond (pictured)

    Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard it was the third such breach of a restraining order against making contact with Green.

    El-Habachi also stole four cans of Red Bull from a Greggs on 19 July 2021, and is currently under investigation for a further breach of the order.

    Ms Green said in a statement read to the court: ‘This situation is affecting my relationship with my partner as there are days when I want to leave the country.

    ‘There have been days of crying and worrying. I am tired of losing my life over this male…I just want this to end.’

    Ms Green said that she wants to have a baby with her partner, but has avoided trying for one because of concerns over future encounters with El-Habachi.

    ‘I feel constantly in danger,’ she said.

    Westminster Magistrates’ Court (pictured) heard it was the third such breach of a restraining order against making contact with Green

    Westminster Magistrates’ Court (pictured) heard it was the third such breach of a restraining order against making contact with Green

    ‘This is driving me mad on a daily basis. I feel like I cannot predict what will happen next.’

    El-Habachi, of Forest Gate, east London, admitted breaching a restraining order.

    Magistrate Gay Cheyne ordered El-Habachi not to visit the Soho area, to be enforced with an electronic tag pending sentencing on 10 January.