A former model who waged a stalking campaign against Rio Ferdinand was branded a danger to the footballer and his family today as she was jailed for 18 weeks.
Susanne Ibru, 39, described as ‘a predatory and manipulative fantasist,’ was arrested last month after being caught loitering outside the Manchester United defender’s £5m mansion.
The crazed fan had earlier been banned from going near 33-year old Ferdinand, his wife Rebecca, 31, and their three small children after she repeatedly made a 400-mile round trip from London to Cheshire just to call at their family home.
But last month the footballer’s security staff were forced to call in police again when she ignored the restraining order by turning up late at night by taxi and began pressing the intercom buzzer.
When police arrived Ibru told them, ‘My name is Susanne Ibru, and this is my house. My belongings are in there.’
It was not known whether Ferdinand and his family were at home at the time.
Ibru, from Peckham, South London, today gave a one fingered salute and yelled abuse as she was led away from Macclesfield magistrates court in handcuffs.
She also vowed to appeal against her jail term after she pleaded guilty to breaching a restraining order.