Margate woman jailed for ‘cruel’ James Bulger tweets – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2016 in harassment, internet, news, restraining orders, sentencing, stalking by tracey

‘A woman who admitted sending disturbing Twitter messages to the mother of murdered toddler, James Bulger, has been jailed for three years.’

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BBC News, 14th July 2016

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We have a stalking law – so why don’t the police use it? – The Guardian

Posted April 20th, 2016 in harassment, news, police, prosecutions, stalking by sally

‘Lily Allen’s awful experience – being stalked, then failed by the criminal justice system – is sadly all too common.’

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The Guardian, 19th April 2016

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Tiny proportion of stalking cases recorded by police, data suggests – The Guardian

‘Only a tiny proportion of all stalking cases are recorded by police, figures have suggested, leading to calls for more training for police to recognise the crime and provide support to victims.’

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The Guardian, 18th April 2016

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Stalkers to be banned from contacting victims online under plans to protect people targeted on the internet – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 7th, 2015 in consultations, harassment, internet, news, stalking, statistics, victims by sally

‘The Home Office is drawing up proposals to hit stalkers with protection orders to prevent them from contacting strangers on the internet and in person.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th December 2015

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Self-help author targeted by stalker for seven years after showing kindness to him on trans-Atlantic flight – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 18th, 2015 in harassment, news, restraining orders, sentencing, stalking by tracey

‘A stalker terrorised a best-selling author for seven-years after when she sat next to him on a trans-Atlantic flight.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th November 2015

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Lindsay Lohan fan faces jail for harassing celebrity haunt booking manager – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 2nd, 2015 in criminal damage, harassment, news, stalking by sally

‘Daniel Voderwulbecke, who was cleared of stalking Lindsay Lohan, is convicted of harassing a bookings manager at the Chiltern Firehouse.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th May 2015

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I wish I could pass a longer jail term, judge tells stalker – Daily Telegraph

‘Judge speaks of frustration at only being able to jail a stalker, who drove female GP to a mental breakdown, for five years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th May 2015

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Gloucestershire police criticised by watchdog over murder of Hollie Gazzard – The Guardian

Posted May 1st, 2015 in complaints, domestic violence, harassment, murder, news, police, stalking by tracey

‘Gloucestershire’s police force has been criticised by the police watchdog over its handling of a young woman’s complaints about her violent former boyfriend days before she was brutally murdered as she worked in a hair salon.’

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The Guardian, 30th April 2015

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Stalking victim warns of legal loophole – BBC News

Posted April 30th, 2015 in civil justice, criminal justice, defamation, harassment, news, stalking, victims by sally

‘Stalkers must be stopped from using a loophole in the legal system to harass their targets, a victim has said.’

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BBC News, 29th April 2015

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Sex teacher Stuart Kerner’s ‘unduly lenient’ sentence may be reviewed – BBC News

‘The Attorney General is to consider whether a suspended sentence handed to a religious studies teacher who had a sex with a pupil should be reviewed.’

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BBC News, 14th January 2015

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Panic room woman challenges bedroom tax – The Guardian

Posted November 19th, 2014 in assault, benefits, domestic violence, harassment, housing, news, rape, stalking by sally

‘A woman whose council home has been fitted with a secure panic room to protect her from a violent ex-partner is going to court on Wednesday to challenge the government’s so-called bedroom tax.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 2014

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Who, what, why: What laws currently cover trolling? – BBC News

‘Internet trolls could face two years in jail under new laws. But how does the British legal system currently police online abuse, asks Tom de Castella.’

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BBC News, 20th October 2014

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Police criticised over handling of stalking victim shot dead by husband – The Guardian

‘A police force has been criticised for “weaknesses and shortcomings” in the way it handled fears raised by a stalking victim before she was shot dead by her estranged husband.’

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The Guardian, 29th September 2014

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New stalking legislation helps to bring thousands more prosecutions as CPS and ACPO launch protocol to improve service to stalking victims – Crown Prosecution Service

‘As stalking-related prosecutions rise, prosecutors and police are being reminded to focus on the devastating impact these crimes have on victims. After the first full year of operation, new stalking legislation has seen 743 cases brought to court – cases which may not have been charged under previous law.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 11th September 2014

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Stalking prosecutions rise by 20% under new law on harassment – The Guardian

Posted September 11th, 2014 in Crown Prosecution Service, harassment, news, prosecutions, stalking, statistics by sally

‘Prosecutions for stalking and harassment increased by more than 20% last year following the enforcement of a new law that criminalises behaviour causing serious alarm or distress.’

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The Guardian, 11th September 2014

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Birmingham stalker Ryan Dey jailed after ex’s suicide – BBC News

Posted April 28th, 2014 in harassment, news, sentencing, stalking, suicide by sally

‘A woman jumped to her death from a motorway bridge after living in “fear and torment” of her ex-boyfriend who was stalking her, a court heard.’

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BBC News, 25th April 2014

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Stalking laws ‘not being implemented’ – BBC News

Posted November 22nd, 2013 in crime, criminal justice, news, stalking by tracey

‘The MP who chaired an inquiry that led to stalking being made a specific criminal offence has warned the new laws are not being implemented.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2013

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Stalking laws lead to just 33 convictions in first six months – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 2nd, 2013 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, police, prosecutions, sentencing, stalking, statistics by sally

“Police officers should receive better training in how to use new anti-stalking laws after only 33 people were convicted under the legislation in its first six months, a new report has claimed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st August 2013

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Besotted sailor, 75, becomes ‘Britain’s oldest stalker’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 29th, 2013 in cautions, elderly, news, sentencing, stalking, suspended sentences by sally

“A lonely yachtsman is believed to be the oldest stalker in Britain after becoming obsessed with a female church warden.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th August 2013

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Stalking advocacy group for victims launches – BBC News

Posted July 11th, 2013 in harassment, news, police, restraining orders, stalking, victims by sally

“An advocacy group for stalking victims in England and Wales – the first of its kind – is to be launched later.”

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BBC News, 11th July 2013

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