Online troll targeted Danniella Westbrook and supporter – BBC News

Posted November 24th, 2021 in guilty pleas, imprisonment, internet, news, restraining orders, sentencing, stalking by sally

‘An online troll who abused a woman because she had defended celebrity Danniella Westbrook has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 23rd November 2021

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Tommy Robinson gets five-year stalking order after harassing journalist – The Guardian

Posted October 14th, 2021 in harassment, media, news, proscribed organisations, stalking by sally

‘Tommy Robinson has been given a five-year stalking protection order after he shouted abuse outside the home of a journalist and threatened to repeatedly return to her address.’

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The Guardian, 13th October 2021

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Police failing to impose orders on men accused of abuse, watchdog finds – The Guardian

‘Police are failing to impose restraining orders or bail conditions on men accused of rape, domestic abuse, harassment and stalking, a watchdog has found, placing women and girls at increased risk of harm.’

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The Guardian, 24th August 2021

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Pandemic Sees Huge Rise In Reports Of Stalking – Each Other

‘Stalking offences in England and Wales have seen a “significant increase” during the pandemic, according to police.’

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Each Other, 15th July 2021

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Police forces ‘don’t know how stalking law works’ – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2021 in crime prevention, harassment, HIV, news, police, stalking by sally

‘New powers to protect stalking victims are not being used by some UK police forces, a BBC investigation has found.’

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BBC News, 15th June 2021

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Article 2 inquest not required where police failures had already been fully investigated – UK Police Law Blog

Posted May 25th, 2021 in complaints, human rights, inquests, news, police, stalking by sally

‘In R (Grice) v HM Senior Coroner of Brighton and Hove [2020] EWHC 3581, the High Court has summarised the scope of the requirements under article 2 of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) for an effective investigation into alleged failures of the police to protect life. The question arose where a coroner had refused to re-open the inquest into the murder of a woman by her former partner after the police had mishandled her complaints of stalking. While the criminal trial by itself had not satisfied the article 2 investigative obligation, it had been met by the combination of the criminal trial and the four subsequent investigations of police conduct.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 24th May 2021

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Dropping of stalkers’ register from bill an ‘insult to victims’ – The Guardian

‘Ministers have been accused of misleading and insulting victims after a push by a cross-party group of peers to create an automatic register of dangerous domestic abusers and stalkers was dropped.’

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The Guardian, 27th April 2021

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Stalking victims ‘sitting ducks’ in lockdown, say Suzy Lamplugh Trust – BBC News

Posted March 25th, 2021 in charities, coronavirus, news, stalking, victims by sally

‘Stalking victims say they feel like “sitting ducks” in lockdown, according to a charity which has seen a surge in calls for help.’

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BBC News, 25th March 2021

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Stalking protection orders: Police ‘not using’ new powers to protect victims – BBC News

Posted March 10th, 2021 in enforcement, harassment, news, police, stalking, statistics, victims by sally

‘New powers to protect stalking victims are not being used by police, a BBC Wales investigation has found.’

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BBC News, 10th March 2021

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Domestic abusers to get GPS tags on release from jail in London – The Guardian

‘Domestic abuse offenders who have served a prison sentence will be tagged with a GPS tracking device in London under new a pilot project.’

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The Guardian, 9th March 2021

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Woman jailed after sending pig’s head to ex-boyfriend – The Independent

‘A woman who sent her ex-boyfriend a pig’s head during a prolonged stalking campaign has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 18th February 2021

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Domestic abuse victims stalked as family courts share refuge addresses with ex-partners, commissioner warns – The Independent

‘The family courts are putting domestic abuse victims and children at grave risk by sharing the secret addresses of shelters with the abusive ex-partner they are fleeing, and some survivors are suffering stalking as a result, London’s independent victims’ commissioner has warned.’

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The Independent, 7th February 2021

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Stalking analysis reveals domestic abuse link – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted December 10th, 2020 in Crown Prosecution Service, domestic violence, news, stalking, statistics by tracey

‘Stalking is increasingly being recognised as a form of domestic abuse within the criminal justice system, with CPS analysis finding the majority of offences are committed by ex-partners.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 4th December 2020

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Man who controlled ex-partner’s digital existence jailed – BBC News

‘A man who used his ex-partner’s social media accounts to send explicit clips of her to her boss and family has been jailed for three years and four months.’

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BBC News, 29th October 2020

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Levison Wood: Woman jailed for stalking TV explorer – BBC News

Posted September 7th, 2020 in harassment, imprisonment, news, restraining orders, sentencing, stalking by sally

‘A woman who stalked TV explorer Levison Wood and sent “explicit and unpleasant” messages to him on social media has been jailed for 13 months.’

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BBC News, 4th September 2020

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MPs call for register to monitor serial domestic abusers and stalkers – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2020 in bills, domestic violence, news, recidivists, select committees, stalking by sally

‘Serial domestic abusers or stalkers should be registered and monitored in the same way as serious violent and sexual offenders, a group of cross-party MPs have said, as they put forward a proposed change to domestic abuse laws currently passing through parliament.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2020

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Surge in stalking victims seeking help during UK lockdown – The Guardian

Posted May 11th, 2020 in coronavirus, harassment, internet, news, police, stalking, statistics by sally

‘Stalking support services and police forces have recorded a surge in perpetrators turning to online tactics to harass their victims during the coronavirus lockdown.’

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The Guardian, 8th May 2020

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Domestic abuser police officers ‘protected’, campaigners claim – BBC News

‘Some police officers accused of domestic abuse are being protected from facing justice, campaigners claim.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2020

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Woman who posed as man on gay dating app jailed for stalking – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2020 in harassment, internet, malicious communications, news, sentencing, stalking by sally

‘A woman has been jailed for posing as a man on a gay dating app and sharing sexual photos and videos of a man she met online during a “disturbing campaign of harassment”.’

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The Guardian, 2nd March 2020

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Emily Maitlis stalker jailed for 12th breach of restraining order – The Guardian

Posted February 4th, 2020 in news, restraining orders, sentencing, stalking by sally

‘A man who has stalked the Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis for more than 25 years has been jailed for three years after breaching a restraining order for the 12th time.’

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2020

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