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.’

Full press release

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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Stalker who bought fake pregnancy belly facing jail after malicious campaign – Daily Telegraph

‘A “deeply manipulative” stalker boasted online about concocting a “super duper defence” before claiming in court that she had been kidnapped and raped by an MI5 agent.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th October 2018

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Woman was murdered by stalker ex-boyfriend after police blunders, report finds – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 13th, 2018 in armed forces, murder, news, police, reports, stalking by tracey

‘A stalking victim was murdered by her ex-boyfriend after police left it to the soldier’s Army bosses to warn him about his behaviour, a report has found.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th September 2018

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Alice Ruggles murder: Police ‘failed to investigate concerns properly’ – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2018 in harassment, murder, news, police, stalking by tracey

‘Police officers failed to properly investigate complaints a young woman made against her former boyfriend in the days before he brutally murdered her, the police watchdog has found.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2018

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‘Sinister’ Facebook stalker jailed for abusing woman – BBC News

Posted August 2nd, 2018 in internet, news, restraining orders, stalking by tracey

‘A “cowardly predator” who cyber-stalked a disabled campaigner against online abuse has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 1st August 2018

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CPS apologises to Girls Aloud star for not prosecuting stalker – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2018 in Crown Prosecution Service, harassment, news, prosecutions, stalking by tracey

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has apologised to Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts for not prosecuting an ex-boyfriend accused of violating a restraining order for stalking her.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2018

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New guidelines for ‘revenge porn’ crimes – BBC News

Posted July 5th, 2018 in crime, harassment, news, pornography, sentencing, stalking by tracey

‘People found guilty of repeatedly uploading “revenge porn” will face the toughest punishments when new sentencing guidelines come into force.’

Sentencing council press release

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BBC News, 5th July 2018

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Halifax man jailed for plotting revenge on authorities – BBC News

Posted June 13th, 2018 in explosives, firearms, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, stalking by sally

‘A man “obsessed with revenge” against the legal system after losing a court case has been jailed for 15 years.’

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BBC News, 13th June 2018

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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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk