Richard Brittain

Richard Brittain

Crimes: Stalking, Assault

Richard Brittain of Palgrave, Bedford, UK, is a pathetic, vindictive and very scary individual. He was once a champion of the British TV game show “Countdown”, but in all other aspects of his life he is a loser. A hellbeastly loser, IMO.

Richard Brittain expends so much time, so much energy and so much thought on all the activities that make him a loser that I suspect he’s aiming for championship class. I myself am willing to confer on the pathetic asshole the title of Grand Champion Loser.

Richard Brittain is, first and foremost, a stalker. He began stalking a fellow student at Greenwich University. Ella Durant was the young woman whose life was disrupted by this loser’s attentions.

Richard Brittain considers himself a writer, and he described his stalking behavior toward Ella Durant in the story “The Benevolent Stalker” he published on his blog. He wrote, “I thought long and hard about what I was doing. I think that is when I first accepted that I had become a stalker. Before, I had been an admirer. But what does stalking really mean? It seems to mean that you truly love someone who does not love you back.”

Hell’s bells, what a twisted way of thinking! Stalking really means terrorizing someone often because he/she refuses to accept a relationship with you. Love has nothing to do with stalking! It’s about control, obsession and jealousy, not love.

Every single day Richard Brittain would show up at the student union bar where Ella Durant worked. He invited her to join his team for the University Challenge. She accepted and filled out an application form.

Richard Brittain then tried to entice Ella Durant into a relationship, but she wisely refused. Unfortunately, the hellbeastly loser doesn’t take rejection well and continued to harass her. She had to block him from her social media sites, and eventually contacted the Metropolitan police and the student union about him. The harassment got to the point that the poor woman chose to move away.

When Ella Durant moved from London to Glasgow, Scotland, Richard Brittain refused to let her escape his attentions. He found out her home address from that University Challenge application form, and discovered where she worked via the Internet. He sent her a valentine’s card which must have creeped her out big time. The POS stalker ultimately pursued his victim to Glasgow, and in June 2014 he twice found, followed and physically approached her.

The first time she saw him coming toward her, she ducked into Central Station and was taken home by police. Two days later, as she was leaving work, Richard Brittain was waiting for her. She screamed when she spotted him, then darted back in to her workplace and phoned the police.

Did Richard Brittain buy a clue and finally figure out he should leave the poor woman alone? Hell, no.

On September 23, 2014, Ella Durant discovered a link on her Twitter page to “The Benevolent Stalker” blog. There is, of course, no such thing as a benevolent stalker, and if there were, Richard Brittain was not one of them. He was making Ella Durant’s life a misery, and then wrote all about it as if it was something of which he was proud!

Ella Durant wisely made a copy and contacted the police.

Richard Brittain continued writing, and in October 2014 he uploaded part of his new book onto a site called Wattpad. That site is meant for people to read and critique literature. Big surprise — somebody critiqued his book.

A teenager, Paige Rolland, didn’t like his writing, and she left negative feedback on the site. Richard Brittain, who doesn’t take rejection or criticism at all well, went off the rails. He wasn’t about to allow a young woman to express herself and criticize him without repercussions.

Richard Brittain used Facebook to find out where Paige Rolland worked — an ASDA store in Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland. She was a shelf stocker there.

The fact that there were 500 miles between his home in Bedford and Glenrothes didn’t faze our villain. He made that 500-mile trek, and during that long trip it apparently didn’t occur to him that what he was about to do was cruel, sadistic, illegal, and just plain wrong on every level. He wanted retribution and he was going to get it.

On October 3, 2014, Paige Rolland was at her job, busy stocking shelves. Richard Brittain arrived at the store and made for the alcohol aisle. He grabbed a bottle of wine, then began searching for the girl. He found her kneeling down to reach cereal on the bottom shelf. He approached her from behind and, without warning, he bashed her on the back of her head with the bottle. Young Paige Rolland was knocked out, and her head wound bled immediately. She required medical attention at the hospital.

Likely very pleased with himself, Richard the smug pig Brittain returned to London. Unfortunately for him, 500 miles between him and the scene of the crime wasn’t enough to throw off the police. He was traced, and when police searched his house they found travel documents and other evidence.

On November 10, 2015, Richard Brittain pled guilty to attacking Paige Rolland and stalking Ella Durant. I guess it’s hard to plead not guilty when you write a whole story about it and post it on your blog for the world to see.

On December 17, 2015, Richard Brittain, 28, was sentenced to 30 months in prison. That’s better than a kick in the head, I guess. I hope his victims can feel safer with him out of the way.

Paige Rolland said in an interview with the Daily Record, “The attack has left me nervous and fearful. I find it difficult to meet new people and am nervous in big crowds. I find it weird and creepy he tracked me down and travelled to Scotland to assault me.”

What concerns me about this champion loser is he doesn’t seem to recognize that women have the right to think for themselves, to say what they think, and to live their lives without the fear he will show up and assault them. He doesn’t seem to recognize that he has no right to terrorize and attack women.

That said, I say to the women of the UK to watch out for this individual. He’s controlling, obsessive and willing to attack if he doesn’t get his own way. Stay away from him if at all possible.

I wish Paige Rolland and Ella Durant all the best in the future.

Independent News article – guilty plea
Daily Mail article – sentence
Mirror News article – arrest

19 Responses to Richard Brittain

  1. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    Appalling Utterly Appalling

  2. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    Let Us Hope this does Not Happen Again

  3. Bengalpuss says:

    “benevolent” doesn’t that mean “kindly well meaning” lol. Have you read his blog cleo? I have, the guys a fucking loon. I remember him winning countdown, very intelligent, threw it all alway on being a weirdo. Hope the victims are ok and can eventually manage to move on bless them.

  4. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    Surprised Victim in the UK did Not have to Apologuise . The State of the UK is too Crazy for my Liking

  5. Bengalpuss says:

    Tell me about it dpo, i live there. Too fucking liberal for me love, seems the victims are always the last to be thought about. The two turd’s that killed lee rigby in broad daylight after nearly decapitating him decided to kick off while awaiting trial, the prison officers had to subdue the prick and whilst doing so knocked two of his teeth out, they were suspended from work whilst an investigation was conducted. What was they supposed to do? This prick was causing a lot of trouble and became violent towards the officers, did the top brass expect those officers to just sit there and let him do what he pleased? Its called a prison for a fucking reason. Totally fed up with the uk, bunch of worthless arsehole’s running it, with one big arsehole who’s the primeminister.

  6. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    I Agree about the Mess the Out of Touch Politicians in Westminster
    including the present Prime Minister have made of this Country.

    It is too Many Politicians in Westminster who have Arrogantly Denied
    People in the United Kingdom a Referendum on the Question of the Restoration of Capital Punishment for Murder and also the Death Penalty For Child Abuse Bestiality and Rape

    A Lot of Politicians in Westminster make my Blood Boil for their
    Nation Wrecking

  7. Bengalpuss says:

    That would never happen dpo, too busy mollycoddling criminals when they should be thinking and putting victims as an upmost priority. I do understand your frustration dpo, i’m often frustrated with some of the sentences that are dished out to these pigs. I guarantee that if one of these lowlife’s lived next door to a judge or politition his sentence would be totally different. These polititions need to see the reality of what truly happens to people who are victimized then maybe they would understand why people are getting truly fucked off at the way the country is run and the archaic laws that need overhauling. Were supposed to have a referendum to see if we want to stay in the EU cos at the moment any fucker can come here and the authorities haven’t a clue who they are. Last year a young girl was raped and murdered by a polish guy who had already served time for murder in poland and just got to walk into britain without nobody knowing anything, thats just one story i could go on with more but you get my point dpo, we’ve got our own scumbag’s to deal with, we can’t be dealing with all europes scumbag’s too. Rant over.

  8. Bengalpuss says:

    That young girl who was murdered was called Alice Gross, such a sweet girl walking home minding her own business and unfortunately her path crossed the pig who brutally murdered her, he’d already murdered before yet this pig was allowed to plod along freely into the uk, how bad is that? You should google alices name and read the story, it will anger you because this could’ve been avoided. RIP Little alice x

  9. The voice of reason says:

    Im shocked to see the vilification of this person. In my opinion, This guy isn’t a “hellbeast” at all.

    He’s just a misunderstood erotomaniac. We can’t blame him because he suffers from a mental disorder.

    His only “crime” is that he feels more deeply and passionately than the rest of us.

    I don’t understand why this woman would turn down such a funny and smart man. But that’s her choice I suppose.

    Here is a video of him reciting a poem if anyone’s interested

    As for the oneoff bit of violence with attacking the critic.

    This seems to be an isolated incident. he obviously didn’t mean to kill her .

    He just lost control. All of us lose our composure from time to time.

    Give the guy a break.

    • awesomeblossom says:

      “His only “crime” is that he feels more deeply and passionately than the rest of us.” Seriously? Didn’t you read the article? He bashed a girl on the head. That was a crime. He stalked another woman. That was a crime. He wasn’t arrested for having feelings. He didn’t lose his composure — he physically assaulted an innocent person! You are sick and I hope you’re just a troll and not somebody who actually excuses and condones criminal behaviour.

      • Bengalpuss says:

        Awesomeblossom, isn’t voiceofreason a treasure lol, just because he recites fucking poetry he thinks he’s misunderstood and is more passionate than the rest of us so that makes it ok. Dumb fuck he is.

    • J says:

      I bet yiurvthe type of person who writes to serial killers in prison expressing how they’re just misunderstood and need a cuddle. Your attitude towards this psycho is nothing short of creepy.

  10. Bengalpuss says:

    Voiceofreason, this guy knew exactly what he was doing, he drove 500 miles for christ sake to seek revenge, i could maybe understand if he acted in the heat of the moment but this guy sought out his victim, yes victim and smashed a bottle over her head, he could’ve killed her, that to me is a very dangerous individual. As for the woman he stalked, can you imagine the fear she felt bumping into fatal attraction after she moved to the other end of the country to then be confronted by him? I don’t give a shit that he recites poetry, he could be an opera singer but that doesn’t make him any less dangerous. Save your pity for the victim who is scarred for life and will never be the same again. This monster is narcissistic and believes he is the end all and be all, i can tell this by him going to the lengths he went to just because someone made a comment he didn’t like. Oh fuck i best watch my back now because he won’t like what i’ve gotta say.

  11. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    Less Creeps More Decent People the UK Needs

  12. cleo says:

    Dear readers. Sorry for my absence of late. My computer decided to expire, and life is insupportable without one.

  13. moodymagic says:

    what a creep

  14. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    It is Sickening that amidst the Damage of the Floods in the UK
    that some Scum seem to be Looting .

    This is Evil Adding to Further Anguish of Flood Victims and the
    UK Need’s to by Formal Statute Restore the Death Penalty For Looting Homes

    That will give Decent People the Human Right Not to be a Victim of
    a Home being Looting Not Least when there are Floods

  15. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    There should be more Police Patrols to Stop Evil Doers Prowling about
    in the UK

  16. Choochoobella says:

    I was in many parts of England for an extended stay thirty years ago. I loved the country and its people. What this man did is horrifying. I am continually shocked at how short the jail sentences are for proven criminals in England. In the majority of cases I’ve read about, it seems the criminals have more rights than the victims. Do you in England feel that way? I wouldn’t be surprised if Richard Brittain falls somewhere on the autism spectrum as he is socially clueless. If so, he is even less likely to be rehabilitated making him a clear danger to society in the future. I expect him to engage in the same kind of stalking behavior when he is released, posing great danger to other women.

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