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Disgruntled patient who was locked up for stalking dentist with ‘murder kit’ is jailed AGAIN

  • Tom Baddeley, 42, was previously jailed for stalking his dentist Ian Hutchinson
  • A court heard that the patient was found breaching his restraining order
  • Baddeley, of Montpelier, Bristol, was sentenced to two years in prison 
Tom Baddeley, 42, was previously sentenced to prison in August for stalking his dentist with a crossbow, bleach, and plastic sheeting

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.

Cardiff Crown Court heard Baddeley developed an “obsession” with his dentist Dr Hutchinson (pictured), 52, while he was a patient of his between 2012 and 2016 in Bristol

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.

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‘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

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‘Obsessed’ patient who stalked dentist with ‘murder kit’ jailed for breaching restraining order

An “obsessed” man who went to prison for stalking his dentist with a “murder kit” has been jailed again for following his victim just months after his release.

Tom Baddeley, 42, secretly followed orthodontist Ian Hutchinson, 52, with a car boot full of weapons capable of causing “serious harm” – including a crossbow, a knife, bleach and plastic sheeting – and kept detailed surveillance logs of Dr Hutchinson’s movements spanning four years.

Baddeley, who was a patient of Dr Hutchinson in Bristol between 2012 and 2016, created a “sinister” document counting down to something he referred to as “The Event”.

Further details of the document were not specified, but a judge said Baddeley’s notes meant, “at the very least there was a plan to cause him [Dr Hutchinson] substantial harm, if not to end his life”.

Baddeley was handed an indefinite restraining order after he pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon, possession of a bladed article and stalking in August.

Police discovered a crossbow, a knife, a snood, gloves, a ski mask, bleach, plastic sheets and cleansing wipes in Tom Baddeley’s car boot

(Gwent Police)

He was sentenced to 16 months in prison but was released from custody the very same day because of the time he had spent on remand, unbeknownst to his victim.

Baddeley was then spotted approaching The Smile Lounge, one of Dr Hutchinson’s dental clinics in Chepstow, just two months later on 7 October.

He was sentenced to two years in prison on Thursday and told any further breach of the restraining order carried a term of five years’ imprisonment.

A victim impact statement read out in court heard how Dr Hutchinson had been left with mental health problems and forced to change his lifestyle and routines in fear of what Baddeley would do.

“I struggle to sleep at night, and I’m constantly looking over my shoulder for things that seem out of place,” he said.

Judge Tracey Lloyd-Clarke said pre-sentence reports compiled for him “lead me to the conclusion it will be quite some time before your obsession with Dr Hutchinson subsides”.

Additional reporting by Press Association

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