Woman who harassed Old Trafford star will not go quietly.
The woman who was found guilty of stalking Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand insulted the judge as she was taken into custody.
Susanne Ibru told District Judge Nicholas Sanders, ‘You need your head examined’, at a bail hearing at Crewe Magistrates’ Court.
The 38-year-old was convicted on Monday of harassing the Manchester United and England star and his family.
The judge had told her he had little belief the three bail addresses she gave were genuine.
Judge Sanders told her: “I have no confidence in any of the addresses put forward.
“I have no confidence that you are going to abide by your bail conditions and there is a substantial risk that you will fail to surrender.”
“Until sentence is passed and a restraining order is made, we have to rely on bail conditions to protect Mr Ferdinand and his family.”
As she was led away to the cells Ibru told him: “You need your head examined, seriously, no doubt about that.”
Ibru was living in Peckham, south London, when she made 400-mile round trips to stand outside Ferdinand’s home in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, on three occasions in 2010.
During her trial, the former England captain told the court how Ibru left him fearing for his family’s safety by turning up at his house and demanding to speak to him.
Ibru, who represented herself, fled court after being told she could not cross-examine Ferdinand’s wife, Rebecca, who had just given birth to the couple’s third child.
She was convicted in her absence and a warrant was issued for her arrest. Officers detained her the following day in Warrington and has been in custody ever since.
She will return to the court for sentencing on 9 May.