Can I Tell You a Secret, Episode 1: The Beginning – Podcast

In this new six-episode podcast, Guardian journalists one more secret Explores the story of Matthew Hardy, a cyberstalker who terrified people in his hometown and beyond for more than a decade.

Her harassment often began the same way, with a fake profile posing as a young woman with a simple message: “Hey hun, can I tell you a secret?”. The series attempts to unravel his web of deceit to find out how and why he wreaked havoc on the lives of so many.

Episode one begins in his hometown, Northwich, where Sirin meets some of his early victims – Andrea Uil, Amber and Amy Bailey. They tell Sirin how she infiltrated their lives and the dire consequences of what she did.

  • If you need any assistance with stalking and harassment, you can contact Suzy Lamplug Trust Or call the National Stalking Helpline on 0808 802 0300.

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