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

Source: www.theguardian.com

Abuse victims to be given second phones to boost conviction rates – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 28th, 2020 in domestic violence, news, stalking, telecommunications, victims by tracey

‘Victims of domestic abuse and stalking are to be given second phones after they hand theirs over for evidence as part of an initiative intended to improve conviction rates.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th January 2020

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The Stalking Protection Order – 25 Bedford Row

Posted January 22nd, 2020 in harassment, injunctions, news, police, stalking, victims by sally

‘Stalking has become a serious infringement of the lives of both women, men, young girls and boys. One in five women and one in ten men are likely to be victims in their lifetime and the prosecution for stalking offences demonstrates a rising trend in offending.’

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25 Bedford Row, 20th January 2020

Source: www.25bedfordrow.com

Stalking: New order for stalker investigations has ‘teeth’ – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2020 in criminal justice, harassment, murder, news, police, stalking, victims by sally

‘A court order to stop suspected stalkers under police investigation contacting victims could have made a “critical difference” to a woman killed by her ex-boyfriend, her father says.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2020

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Three-quarters of domestic abuse victims trying to flee partner hit with ‘insidious’ technological abuse – The Independent

Posted January 9th, 2020 in domestic violence, harassment, internet, news, stalking, telecommunications, victims by tracey

‘Three in four domestic abuse victims have been exposed to “controlling, humiliating or monitoring” behaviour by their former partners using technology, new figures show.’

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The Independent, 9th January 2020

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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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

Source: www.theguardian.com

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