11 years, 10 arrests, at least 62 women: how did Britain’s worst cyberstalker evade justice for so long? – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2022 in harassment, imprisonment, news, sentencing, stalking, victims, women by sally

‘Matthew Hardy so frightened some of his victims that they slept with weapons. Although he was known to the police – and even prosecuted – it was more than a decade before he was jailed.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2022

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Stalking: Five orders issued compared to 7,000 complaints – BBC News

Posted March 16th, 2022 in news, police, stalking, statistics, victims by tracey

‘Only five stalking protection orders were issued in Wales last year despite more than 7,000 reported offences.’

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BBC News, 16th March 2022

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Anti-stalking orders ‘fail to protect women from danger’ – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2022 in government departments, news, police, stalking, statistics, victims, women by tracey

‘New powers to shield stalking victims from dangerous perpetrators were “mis-sold” by the government and are failing to provide rapid protection, according to a damning report sent to the Home Office.’

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The Guardian, 12th March 2022

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Former civil servant convicted of stalking ex-colleague after camping outside Whitehall with ‘waiting for my Wilko’ placard – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 16th, 2022 in civil servants, news, stalking by sally

‘A former civil servant has been convicted of stalking an ex-colleague after camping outside his office on Whitehall with a “waiting for my Wilko” placard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th February 2022

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Man jailed for stalking Hollyoaks actress – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A Merseyside man has been jailed for stalking Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 28th January 2022

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Matthew Hardy: Stalker jailed for harassing women on Instagram – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2022 in harassment, internet, news, sentencing, stalking by sally

‘A stalker who harassed women online by creating fake social media accounts to spread lies about them has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2022

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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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