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Last Updated: Thursday, 3 July, 2003, 12:24 GMT 13:24 UK
'Obsessed' Jordan fan in court
Jordan, real name Katie Price, leaves Brighton Magistrates' Court
Chapman sent a pink thong decorated with a butterfly to Jordan
A man who sent explicit letters and underwear to glamour model Jordan was obsessed with her, a court has heard.

Nigel Chapman, 55, a former manager with Railtrack, sent several letters to the mother of Jordan, whose real name is Katie Price, in a bid to meet the model.

Chapman, of London Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, even went to Miss Price's house in Brighton in the hope of seeing her, Brighton Magistrates' Court was told.

Chapman, who is unemployed, admitted on Thursday that he pursued a course of conduct which amounted to the harassment of Jordan's mother Amy Price, also from Brighton.

Sending gifts

The prosecution offered no evidence on an identical charge relating to Katie Price, which was formally dismissed by the magistrates.

The court heard how Amy Price received several letters between 17 October last year and 20 January this year addressed to Jordan.

Many contained references to sexually explicit translations of ancient Greek mythology.

Others contained gifts including a pink thong with a butterfly design on the back.

Nigel Chapman
Chapman sent explicit letters translated from ancient Greek
The court heard Chapman had read an interview with Jordan in which she said she was considering having a butterfly tattoo.

Dale Sullivan, prosecuting, said Amy Price had become the "vehicle" in Chapman's attempt to meet Jordan.

The model arrived at court on Thursday but left without comment when the defendant changed his plea from not guilty to guilty.

Mr Sullivan said: "This individual, by virtue of his conduct, sending letters, and sending gifts including underwear, and by threatening visits in an attempt to meet Katie Price, has used the mother as a vehicle to attempt to make contact with Miss Price.

"With that in mind this man was obsessed with the model Jordan."

The case was adjourned for pre-sentence reports to be prepared ahead of sentencing at Brighton Magistrates' Court on 23 July.

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