The head of complaints and legal services at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital has appeared in court charged with stalking a fellow member of hospital staff.
Karl Perryman is accused of stalking the woman by sending anonymous letters to her, her mother and her partner, who is also a member of the QEH staff.
The 50-year-old, who is currently on sick leave from the hospital, appeared before Lynn magistrates on Friday and denied the charge.
Perryman, of Elvington, Springwood Estate, Gaywood, allegedly stalked the woman between December 1, 2012, and February 19, 2013.
He is accused of causing her serious alarm, which had an adverse effect on her usual day-to-day activities, knowing that it would do so and cause her distress.
The court was told the woman had been interviewed by Perryman ahead of her appointment at the hospital in 2009 and that he was her “line manager”.
Magistrates declined jurisdiction and adjourned the case until April 4 next year, when a preliminary hearing is due to be held at Norwich Crown Court.
Perryman was released on conditional bail.
He must not enter the Queen Elizabeth Hospital except for in an emergency or for pre-arranged appointments at the hospital’s psychology department where he is currently receiving treatment.
He was also banned from contacting the alleged victim and her partner.