Dutch woman 'called boyfriend 65,000 times'
- 14 September 2011
- From the section Europe
A Dutch woman who called a man 65,000 times in the past year - an average of 178 calls a day - is to face charges of stalking.
The man told police he had been bombarded with calls, texts and emails from the woman.
Lawyers say the 42-year-old woman claimed to be in a relationship with the man and denied that her actions were excessive.
The 62-year-old man denies that they were in a relationship.
The police raided the woman's home in Rotterdam and seized a number of mobile phones and several computers.
The BBC's Anna Holligan in The Hague says a judge at a preliminary hearing granted the woman bail on the condition that she leave the man alone.
But just a couple of hours after being released, she allegedly called him again, says our correspondent.
She has been kept in custody ever since, and had been due to appear before a judge in The Hague later on Wednesday, before it was decided three judges should hear the case.
A new date for the hearing is yet to be set.