A "cunning and sinister" stalker who made malicious reports about his ‘bullies’ and their families has been jailed.

"Resentful" Afzal Miah tormented his targets, including a criminal barrister, a headteacher and NHS staff by bombarding them with intimidating voicemails and emails which included death threats.

Snaresbrook Crown Court heard that Miah came to the attention of officers in Enfield around June 2018, when a vast number of “high-risk” intelligence reports were coming into the borough.

The 33-year-old, who frequently diverted police away from actual crimes by making fake reports about his "bullies", had emailed the head teacher of an Enfield School about his desire to 'shut down' and 'sanction' the school.

The head teacher stated that staff were anxious and scared of the defendant and what he might do in the future.

Miah also tormented a criminal barrister, leaving him feeling “vulnerable and frightened”.

Two NHS staff also received abusive emails and letters, as well as phone calls from Miah where he threatened to kill them.

Miah was sentenced on Thursday to six years in jail where he was also handed a 10-year restraining order.

He was also convicted of seven counts of stalking and one count of breaching a criminal behaviour order (CBO) and a restraining order in December.

Miah had been given a restraining order in 2015 after posting soiled toilet paper to his neighbours in Enfield, North London, according to the Evening Standard.

The "dangerous individual" later fled to Belfast to escape the jurisdiction of his CBO but was tracked down and extradited, the Met said.

There are no stalking offences in Northern Ireland, just harassment offences.

Investigating officer Sergeant Jonathan Brandman said: "Afzal Miah is an incredibly cunning and sinister individual who has taken great pleasure in making his victims feel vulnerable and frightened.

"The fact that he fled to Northern Ireland to escape his CBO, and knew that there is no such offence, shows how dangerous this individual is."

In court for another incident, Miah also submitted forged police and prosecution documents to the judge in an attempt to dupe the court into handing him a less severe sentence, the force added.

Detective Constable David Tate, from Scotland Yard's stalking threat assessment centre, said: "Miah is what we would call a 'resentful' stalker - someone who feels as though they have been mistreated or that they are the victim of some form of injustice or humiliation and they want to exact revenge or 'even the score'.

"In Miah's own head, he believed that the systems had failed him and he became fixated on the 'disservice' he thinks that he received from some of his victims."

Some of his victims were known to him and had helped him in the past, while others had no affiliation with him, Mr Tate added.