A WOMAN has admitted to stalking the Scottish footballer Billy Gilmour in a campaign which the player said left him unable to sleep.

TikTok influencer Orla Melissa Sloan, 21, pleaded guilty to stalking Gilmour and his former teammate Mason Mount as well as harassing the Chelsea player Ben Chilwell during an appearance at Westminster Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

The court heard that Sloan slept with Mount after they met at a party at his England teammate Chilwell’s home in November 2020.

Prosecutor Jason Seetal said they stayed in contact for around six months before Mount “decided that the relationship was not going to progress”.

“Upon informing Miss Sloan of this he has been subjected to a bombardment of messages,” he said.

The National: Orla Melissa Sloan at Westminster Magistrates' Court in LondonOrla Melissa Sloan at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London (Image: Jordan Pettitt)

“He began asking her to stop messaging him before blocking the number.

“He then began to receive messages from new numbers and each time he would block those numbers there would be messages from a different number.”

Seetal said a total of 21 different numbers were used to contact Mount with some messages including collages of photos of the player with other women.

The court heard that in one message from an Instagram account using the name “Devil Baby”, she said: “I can morph at any time so let me apologise and set things right.”

Another showed an Apple account buying a new number for £12.99 with the words: “I’m not buying food anymore so I can get more numbers. I will be faster than you.”

Seetal said Mount was “concerned she had an obsession or fixation with him and he didn’t know what she was capable of”.

In a statement Mount said: “Miss Sloan knows roughly where I live and where I train.

“I’m worried as if she is unable to contact me she might turn up at my training centre.”

Sloan then went on to stalk 21-year-old Gilmour, the impact of which he claimed negatively impacted his performance after he transferred from Chelsea to Brighton & Hove Albion in September last year.

“I have not been able to sleep and have had to take sleeping tablets,” he said.

“It’s had a negative effect on my performance and professional life.

“Being in a new town where I don’t have my friends or family, it’s really upsetting.”

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The court heard Gilmour had initially exchanged messages with Sloan before telling her he did not want their contact to continue and did not have a relationship with her.

But she claimed to have fallen pregnant in allegations described in court as “completely fictitious”.

“I don’t know who I can trust anymore,” Gilmour added.

“Some of the information would only have been known by people close to me.”

Sloan, from Exeter, pleaded guilty to causing “serious alarm or distress” by stalking Gilmour between September 10 and October 28 last year.

She also admitted stalking Mount between June 19 and October 28 last year, as well as causing harassment to Chilwell between October 20 and October 29 2022.

District Judge Neeta Minhas adjourned sentencing to June 20 for reports to be prepared, telling her the most serious offence, against Gilmour, crossed the custody threshold.

She was granted unconditional bail.