Tom Odell’s obsessed stalker who bombarded him with messages and went to his house is hunted by police after failing to appear at court after she was told to keep away from singer and his model fiancee Georgie Sommerville
- Tom Odell. 31, best known for his song ‘Another Love’, was stalked for 17 months
- Belarusian Olga Moskaleva, 45, sent postcards, letters and emails to the singer
- She admitted stalking and could face up to six months in jail for hounding Odell
- However, Moskaleva did not turn up for a hearing and may have fled the country
- Police are hunting the fugitive after magistrates issued a warrant for her arrest
An obsessed fan who stalked singer Tom Odell and turned up at his home is being hunted by police after she failed to turn up at court.
Belarusian Olga Moskaleva, 45, bombarded the Brit Award winner with postcards, letters and emails and tried to meet him at a gig.
She was ordered to leave him alone but stalked the 31-year-old for more than 17 months between April 1, 2020 and September 20 last year.
Moskaleva admitted stalking and could face up to six months in jail but did not turn up to court.
Her lawyer Caroline Geary said she may have left the country – or been sent to a mental hospital.
Singer Tom Odell was stalked with repeated communications from Olga Moskaleva over 17 months
Moskaleva appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court today for a case management hearing
‘She is a private paying client. We arranged for a psychiatric report however no funds were made available to us so it has not been completed,’ Ms Geary explained.
‘Also, she has not transferred funds to us today. I am attending on a pro bono basis.
‘I have not heard from her, I have tried to contact her to arrange the psychiatric report.
‘My concern is that she has now left the UK, unless something has happened to her, maybe she has been sectioned.
‘Normally she is quite responsive but I have not heard from her for several weeks.’
Moskaleva sent Odell a postcard in April 2020, posted a letter through his letterbox the following month and sent him another postcard on July, 3 2020.
She also left books at his home on July 16, 2020 and sent him five emails including one saying she ‘would see him tomorrow’.
She was caught on CCTV outside Odell’s home address on July 31, 2021.
Mr Odell (left) pictured with model fiancee Georgie Sommerville
On September 21 she left a book outside his home and ‘attended a music venue with the intention of seeing the victim’.
Moskaleva last appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court on February 10.
She was bailed on conditions which included orders not to attend any events featuring Mr Odell or his model fiance Georgie Sommerville.
The platinum-selling singer, originally from Chichester, West Sussex, has had four top five albums including ‘Monsters’ which he released last July.
Moskaleva, of Harrow, earlier admitted stalking, without causing fear, alarm or distress under section 2A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.
Magistrates issued a warrant for her arrest.