A weekly newspaper reporter is set to cover the sentencing of a woman who accused him of harassment while investigating a story.
Three police officers issued him with a “prevention of harassment” notice on March 31 after Desai complained she felt “persecuted” by his attempts to talk to her.
Officers said he faced arrest if he continued to approach her, while Gareth maintains he was simply offering her the right of reply into his investigation into a separate matter.
Desai, 33, of Beulah Grove, Selhurst, has pleaded guilty to a number of fraud charges. The newspaper had expected her sentencing at Croydon Crown Court tomorrow but HTFP understands the case has now been put off to May 16.
Gareth confirmed he intends to cover the hearing.
The police warning prompted condemnation by media and human rights groups.