A disgruntled patient who stalked his dentist with a crossbow, bleach, and plastic sheeting has been jailed for two years after breaking a restraining order against him.
Tom Baddeley, 42, was previously sentenced to prison in August for secretly following orthodontist Ian Hutchinson with a boot full of weapons dubbed a ‘murder kit’ and logging his movements over a four-year period.
Cardiff Crown Court heard Baddeley developed an ‘obsession’ with his dentist Dr Hutchinson, 52, while he was a patient of his between 2012 and 2016 in Bristol.
They also heard that he made ‘bizarre’ complaints about Dr Hutchinson during this period before their contact broke off.
He was jailed for 16 months for stalking Dr Hutchinson, and ordered to stay away when he was released from behind bars last month.
But a court heard Baddeley was spotted by a police officer cycling past Dr Hutchinson’s surgery in breach of the restraining order.
Today the disgruntled patient was put back behind bars for two years.
Nigel Fryer, prosecuting, told Cardiff Crown Court that Baddeley was seen near Dr Hutchinson’s in November of last year.
A member of the public had reported him acting suspiciously in his parked car – one of over 30 vehicles he bought to limit the chance he’d be recognised by Dr Hutchinson – near the orthodontist’s home in Monmouthshire.
Police found him wearing a balaclava and discovered a kit in his boot including a crossbow, a knife, a snood, gloves, a ski mask, bleach, plastic sheets, and cleansing wipes.
In his Bristol home the police found detailed surveillance logs of Dr Hutchinson’s movements spanning four years.
They also found a ‘sinister’ document counting down to something Baddeley referred to as ‘The Event’, of which the details to were never specified.
‘A member of the public contacted the police because she became very concerned by his demeanour,’ Mr Fryer said. ‘On this occasion he was wearing a balaclava.
‘Police searched his car and found a knife, a crossbow, bleach and a hammer, and his car seats were covered in plastic sheeting.
‘In short the collection was extremely sinister. When Baddeley’s home was searched, numerous logs of Dr Hutchinson’s movements were found.’
Mr Fryer said Baddeley was spotted approaching The Smile Lounge, one of Dr Hutchinson’s dental clinics in Chepstow, just two months later on October 7.
Baddeley was caught by officers riding a bicycle after being recognised by them despite wearing a baseball cap, a facemask and dark sunglasses.
Mr Fryer said: ‘It is not an understatement to say that this had a profound effect on Ian Hutchinson.’
A victim impact statement read out in court heard Dr Hutchinson say he had been forced to change his lifestyle and routines in fear of being cornered by his