Harry Styles stalker: Homeless man told to keep away from star – BBC News

Posted October 22nd, 2019 in community service, homelessness, news, rehabilitation, sentencing, stalking by tracey

‘A homeless man convicted of stalking Harry Styles after camping outside his house has been banned from going within 250m of the singer.’

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BBC News, 21st October 2019

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Lithuanian man jailed for a second time for stalking – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted October 10th, 2019 in deportation, news, recidivists, sentencing, stalking by tracey

‘A Lithuanian man, who was deported following a conviction for stalking but found a way back to the country to torment the same victim, has been jailed for three years.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 9th October 2019

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Police failing to record thousands of crimes including harassment, stalking, and coercive behaviour, watchdog finds – Daily Telegraph

‘Police forces are failing to record thousands of crimes, including harassment, stalking, and coercive behaviour, a watchdog has found. New figures show a gap between the number of incidents that are reported and the number of incidents that are then logged appropriately.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th October 2019

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More victims able to challenge ‘unduly lenient’ prison sentences – Ministry of Justice

‘Under plans confirmed by ministers today (17 September 2019), the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme will be extended to 14 new offences.’

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Ministry of Justice, 17th September 2019

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Miss England contestant Samantha Bumford’s stalker due for release – BBC News

Posted August 30th, 2019 in harassment, news, recidivists, restraining orders, stalking, victims by sally

‘When an obsessed fan’s adoration of beauty queen Samantha Bumford became physical, she alerted police and he was given a restraining order and sent to prison.’

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BBC News, 30th August 2019

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Victims of stalking and abuse get right to appeal ‘lenient’ jail sentences – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 14th, 2019 in appeals, domestic violence, news, sentencing, stalking, victims by michael

‘Victims of stalking, domestic violence and child abuse are to get new legal rights to challenge unduly lenient sentences in a further crackdown on “soft” justice.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th August 2019

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Police told not to use fines in stalking cases after Shana Grice murder – The Guardian

‘Police officers have been told not to hand out fixed penalty notices in stalking and harassment cases after the teenager Shana Grice was fined for wasting police time before she was murdered.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2019

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Armed forces: Sexual offence claims ‘not properly recorded’ – BBC News

‘At least 60 sexual offence allegations investigated by military service police in two years were not reported in official figures, the BBC has found. Figures for 2017 and 2018 did not include alleged offences such as sexual communications with children and stalking involving fear of violence.’

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BBC news, 16th July 2019

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Father admits stalking his daughter in Leicester – BBC News

Posted June 11th, 2019 in families, forced marriages, news, restraining orders, sentencing, stalking by tracey

‘A father has admitted stalking his daughter after trying to force her into a marriage and keep her from university.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2019

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It felt like Fatal Attraction, says wife stalked by her hedge fund boss husband’s mistress – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 8th, 2019 in families, harassment, internet, news, sentencing, stalking by tracey

‘It was the chilling 1987 blockbuster about a spurned lover who wreaks revenge on a married man by launching a terrifying stalking campaign against him and his family. But when the wife of a hedge fund manager discovered her husband was having an affair – and his jilted mistress began viciously harassing her online – she said it felt like she had walked onto the set of Fatal Attraction.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th May 2019

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Police failed stalking victim who killed herself, watchdog finds – The Guardian

‘Police repeatedly failed a stalking victim who went on to kill herself, crushed by the weight of harassment she was suffering, a report has found.’

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The Guardian, 29th April 2019

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Disciplinary action for police officers over Shana Grice murder – The Guardian

‘Police officers are to face disciplinary charges over the case of a woman murdered after being stalked by her former partner, whose repeated pleas for help instead saw her fined for wasting police time.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2019

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Revenge porn threats should be made illegal, review suggests, after Alice Ruggles murder – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 20th, 2019 in armed forces, domestic violence, murder, news, police, pornography, stalking by sally

‘Revenge porn threats should be made illegal after the murder of Alice Ruggles, a domestic homicide review has recommended.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th March 2019

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted March 19th, 2019 in children, female genital mutilation, legislation, stalking by tracey

Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Act 2019

Stalking Protection Act 2019

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Government backed Stalking Protection Bill receives Royal Assent – Home Office

Posted March 18th, 2019 in bills, press releases, stalking by tracey

‘A new civil order that will help protect victims of stalking has received Royal Assent today, and is included as part of the government’s wider commitments to tackle violence against women and girls.’

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Home Office, 15th March 2019

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Summary: What offences may be committed if someone is shouted at or approached by another person in the street? – Crown Prosecution Service

‘This summary does not cover every eventuality but intends to outline some of the possible criminal offences that may be committed. It should not be treated as legal advice and is not meant to be an exhaustive account of this area of law.

The police are responsible for investigating an allegation that a crime has been committed. Following investigation, the decision whether to charge a person with a criminal offence lies either with the police or the CPS.

Where a series of existing offences – including harassment and public order offences – are committed, and such an offence was motivated by hostility to race or religion, or was accompanied by hostility to race or religion proximate to the commission of the offence, a separate racially or religious aggravated offence is committed attracting a greater penalty. For further details, see the CPS-published guidance on this website. For those offences not covered but where hostility or hostile motivation towards race or religion is present, or hostility or hostile motivation towards disability, sexual orientation or transgender is present, this must be treated as an aggravating factor at sentence and stated as such in open court.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 11th January 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Woman jailed for staging her own kidnap and harassing ex-boyfriend online – The Independent

‘A woman who orchestrated an online harassment campaign against her ex-boyfriend, before lying about being pregnant and even staging a fake kidnapping, has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.’

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The Independent, 12th December 2018

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Detective sues own force claiming they ignored his domestic abuse allegations because he is a man – Daily Telegraph

‘A detective is suing his own police force claiming that it ignored allegations that he was a victim of domestic abuse because he is a man.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th December 2018

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‘Love contract’ stalker Lina Tantash jailed – BBC News

Posted November 23rd, 2018 in harassment, news, sentencing, stalking by sally

‘A “vicious, manipulative” stalker who turned her ex’s life into a “living nightmare” after he broke a so-called love contract has been jailed for four years.’

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BBC News, 22nd November 2018

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Domestic abusers and stalkers should sign national register like sex offenders, commons report says – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 22nd, 2018 in criminal records, domestic violence, news, notification, stalking by sally

‘Domestic abusers and stalkers should be forced to sign a national register like sex offenders, a cross-party parliamentary report has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2018

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