A WOMAN whose 30 pairs of knickers had almost entirely vanished from her drawer discovered her landlord’s son had been the “nicker” a court heard on Thursday.

Magistrates at Caernarfon were told farmer Geraint Siddall, 33, of Newborough in Anglesey, had eventually been captured on a camera placed in the bedroom of her house.

“It made me feel absolutely sick to my stomach,” said Lisa Roberts in a witness statement.

“I feel violated and distressed.” She said.

Siddall had been going through her underwear, seemingly regularly. She’d also lost two bras.

“I had to move home because I didn’t feel safe,” prosecutor Diane Williams said the victim remarked. The front door key had been on a windowsill.

“It’s the sinister nature and impact on the complainant that has to be considered,” the prosecutor told the magistrates. At one stage there were only two old knickers in the drawer.

Siddall admitted harassment by entering the property without permission and removing underwear, and, according to the charge, “hiding them within the property.”

He received an eight weeks suspended jail term with rehabilitation. He must pay £800 compensation to the victim and £200 costs. A two-year restraining order was made.

Defence solicitor Richard Williams said : "He has no rational explanation for this behaviour.

"He doesn’t have an obsession with the injured party. He entirely appreciates this would have been an extremely distressing experience. He’s very, very sorry for that.”

Court chairman Elfed ap Gomer told the defendant:"This offence was a significant invasion of the private space of the victim. You have no rational explanation for this behaviour. We are aware of your personal problems.

“It was a persistent action over a prolonged period.”