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After our story about the folded-up baton which extends to five feet long was posted online, Ralston got some ‘stick’ which appeared to upset him.

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Serial criminal Stefan Ralston sent messages to an innocent couple

Serial criminal Stefan Ralston sent messages to an innocent couple

Serial criminal Stefan Ralston sent messages to an innocent couple

A serial thug who brought a five-foot extendable baton to court can’t take the ‘stick’ he’s been getting from Sunday World readers after we exposed him.

Stefan Ralston threatened a couple in the Republic that he’d tracked them down and would “meet them for a nice chat” and also threatened to run an internet campaign labelling them paedophiles.

Wound-up Ralston appeared in this paper three weeks ago when he appeared in court for possessing an offensive weapon.

The bizarre circumstances saw the Antrim career criminal turn up to the same court last year to answer a drug charge but did a ‘runner’ on his bicycle after court security staff discovered he had a weapon in his jacket.

Claiming to have only received the martial arts stick that morning in the post and forgot he had to go to court, Ralston said he had no intention of using the weapon but was still convicted of carrying it illegally.

The 30-year-old from Cavalier Court in Antrim has over 90 convictions and sources have told the Sunday World he has terrorised parts of Antrim with his criminality.

But after our story about the folded-up baton which extends to five feet long was posted online, Ralston got some ‘stick’ which appeared to upset him.

A couple who live in Co Galway bore the brunt of Ralston’s rants after receiving threatening private messages from the terror.

“My partner made a pretty harmless comment about the story when it appeared on his Facebook feed,” said the Galway woman who said she wanted to expose Ralston for his bullying behaviour.

“Next thing we knew his girlfriend came on to defend him and then he started private messaging my partner with threats.

“We live in Galway so we weren’t particularly frightened by the likes of him. We found it mildly amusing but I hate bullies and thought people should know what he is like.”

Ralston sent a long-winded threatening private message to the woman’s partner which was littered with spelling and grammar mistakes and despite being over 100 words long, had no punctionation.

In it he says: “Got your name ya be amazed what I can do with a laptop see all your phone everything ik it all up then drive to you as I’ve your IP address... will see you have a nice chat somewhere very high where bad things can happen and people slip so I hear…”

Raging Ralston tells the couple he’s off to “get high” and but signs off with another threat.

“Now I’m gona get high and chill you should think very hard and do the same and don’t defend them Sunday World ats saying you’re a tout.”

The girlfriend of the Galway man who received the messages says Ralston had dragged her into the row.

“It had nothing to with me, I wasn’t involved but he went on my partner’s Facebook and started attacking me,” she says.

“This was going on during Boxing Day so it wasn’t particularly nice. He’s a bully and he should be exposed as one. People like him should be behind bars.”

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Stefan Ralston

Stefan Ralston

Stefan Ralston

Ralston has several Facebook profiles and uses a double-barrelled name in some of them.

We reported how he was jailed for five months but the sentence was suspended for 18 months.

A prosecutor told the court last month during the bizarre incident Ralston had been asked to empty his pockets as he went through the courthouse’s security hut.

He pulled the metal stick and told security staff it was for martial arts which was described as a ‘Bo Staff’ which could extend to five feet long.

After making off in comical fashion across a car park on his push bike, Ralston was arrested and admitted having the stick.

He told cops he had, “ordered it from a website and had it delivered that morning and after putting it in his pocket he had forgotten it was there”.

Ralston has been in and out of prison over the last ten years. In 2019 he was caught with the Class C drug Xanax in a police cell and was jailed for two months.

His barrister said at the time Ralston had struggled with addictions.

In November 2018 Ralston was jailed for 11 months for a number of serious offences including counterfeiting with intent to use, possession of Class C drugs and a string of driving offences.

  • steven.moore@sundayworld.com

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