My online stalker: The feeling he could hurt me never went away – BBC News

Posted March 12th, 2018 in harassment, internet, news, police, stalking by sally

‘Stalker Callum Blake-O’Brien created numerous fake social media accounts to send women what prosecutors described as “unimaginably horrendous” messages. One teenager left “emotionally numb” by his unrelenting abuse says he “handpicked” his victims to cause maximum distress.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2018

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Stalking laws prevent you finding out if your partner is cheating, jilted husband claims – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 28th, 2018 in costs, married persons, news, restraint orders, sentencing, stalking by sally

‘Stalking laws are being used to prevent people discovering if their partners are cheating on them, a jilted husband has claimed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th February 2018

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Stalker who killed ex-girlfriend when she ended their relationship is jailed for life – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 7th, 2018 in murder, news, stalking by tracey

‘A warehouse worker who stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death after she ended their relationship had been reported to the police four years earlier for stalking a previous partner, it can be revealed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th February 2018

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Paul Playle jailed for stalking wife for two years – BBC News

Posted January 25th, 2018 in families, harassment, news, sentencing, stalking by tracey

‘A “calculating and cruel” husband who stalked his own wife for two years has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 24th January 2018

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Man jailed after following and blowing kisses at a 13-year-old girl in a landmark stalking case – The Independent

Posted January 11th, 2018 in harassment, news, sentencing, stalking by tracey

‘Conviction thought to be the first of its kind as prosecutors did not have to prove harassment happened on multiple occasions.’

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The Independent, 10th January 2018

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Eddie Redmayne stalker given four-month suspended sentence – BBC News

Posted September 15th, 2017 in guilty pleas, news, sentencing, stalking, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A woman has been handed a four-month suspended jail sentence after admitting stalking actor Eddie Redmayne.’

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BBC News, 14th September 2017

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Dead mouse in Jiffy bag stalker given suspended jail sentence – BBC News

‘A woman who posted a dead mouse to her ex-partner’s girlfriend has been given a two-year suspended prison sentence.’

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BBC News, 21st August 2017

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Stalker jailed for manslaughter of former partner who killed herself – The Guardian

‘A man whose campaign of threats and harassment caused his former partner to kill herself has been jailed for manslaughter.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2017

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Man jailed for stalking Radio 2 DJ Sara Cox – BBC News

Posted July 25th, 2017 in news, restraining orders, sentencing, stalking by sally

‘A convicted paedophile who stalked BBC Radio 2 DJ Sara Cox has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 24th July 2017

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Stalker pilot jailed after signing former partner up to S&M dating sites and hacking her bridge club – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 21st, 2017 in harassment, internet, news, restraining orders, sentencing, stalking by tracey

‘A spurned pilot maliciously signed his former partner up to sadomasochistic dating sites, stalked her and hacked into her bridge club.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th July 2017

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Stalking victims being failed, say watchdogs – BBC News

Posted July 5th, 2017 in harassment, news, police, reports, stalking, victims by sally

‘Victims of harassment and stalking are being left at risk because of failings by police and prosecutors in England and Wales, say two watchdogs.’

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BBC News, 5th July 2017

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Stalking victim Helen Pearson rejects police apology over stabbing – BBC News

Posted June 29th, 2017 in assault, news, police, professional conduct, stalking, victims by sally

A woman who was stabbed by her stalker has dismissed a police apology as “meaningless”.

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BBC News, 29th June 2017

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Soldier jailed for stalking and murdering ex-girlfriend Alice Ruggles – The Guardian

Posted April 27th, 2017 in armed forces, murder, news, sentencing, stalking by sally

‘The mother of a young woman murdered by an obsessive ex-boyfriend urged other victims of stalking to speak out and not suffer in silence as her daughter’s killer was jailed for life. Alice Ruggles, 24, who worked for the broadcaster Sky, was stabbed with a carving knife by LCpl Trimaan “Harry” Dhillon, 26, in an “act of utter barbarism” at her Gateshead flat in October.’

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The Guardian, 26th April 2017

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Stalking behaviour identified in 94% of murders, study shows – The Guardian

Posted April 24th, 2017 in charities, murder, news, stalking, statistics by tracey

‘Stalking behaviour has been identified in nine in 10 murders studied by criminologists as part of research examining a link between the two crimes.’

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The Guardian, 24th April 2017

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Ex-boyfriend guilty of teenager Shana Grice murder – BBC News

Posted March 23rd, 2017 in domestic violence, harassment, murder, news, stalking, women by sally

‘A man who stalked and killed his former girlfriend after she rejected him has been found guilty of her murder.’

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BBC News, 22nd March 2017

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Stalkers facing longer jail terms for torment caused to victims – BBC News

Posted January 6th, 2017 in harassment, news, racism, religiously aggravated offences, sentencing, stalking by tracey

‘The maximum sentence for stalking available to courts in England and Wales is to rise from five years to 10.’

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BBC News, 6th January 2017

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Greater protection against ‘stranger stalking’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 12th, 2016 in consultations, harassment, news, penalties, stalking by sally

‘The government is stepping up efforts to protect victims of stalking by introducing a new protection order – but has told prosecutors that this should not deter them from prosecuting wherever possible.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th December 2016

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New protection for victims of ‘stranger stalking’ – Home Office

Posted December 7th, 2016 in injunctions, press releases, stalking by tracey

‘The Home Secretary has announced her intention to introduce new stalking protection orders which will help protect victims at the earliest possible stage.’

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Home Office, 7th December 2016

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Amber Rudd announces tough new measures against dangerous stalkers – The Independent

Posted December 7th, 2016 in injunctions, news, stalking by tracey

‘Home Secretary Amber Rudd has unveiled new “stalking protection orders” in a bid to clamp down on perpetrators who obsessively follow and torment their victims.’

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The Independent, 7th December 2016

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Attorney general quizzed on unduly lenient sentences – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 31st, 2016 in appeals, attorney general, news, sentencing, stalking by sally

‘The attorney general has reaffirmed the government’s plans to extend the scheme for reviewing ‘unduly lenient’ sentences, with stalking one of the crimes that could be considered in any extension.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 28th October 2016

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