Comedian Rory McGrath has been given a suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to harassing a married woman for more
'Stalking is a serious crime, and one that is still often misunderstood.'
Sainsbury’s has come under fire for selling a Valentine’s Day card featuring a joke about stalking. The card reads: “From
At last, justice for victims of stalking. I am delighted that the Government is taking decisive action to strengthen protections for those targeted by this horrible, violating crime. The decision to double the maximum sentence from five to ten years doesn't just recognise the seriousness of this offence, most important of all, it gives the courts the tools they need to keep victims safe.
Victim whose ordeal sparked change in law welcomes change
Stalkers are to face a new maximum jail sentence of 10 years after ministers caved to pressure from a cross-party campaign
Alex Chalk, MP submitted a Private Members Bill to Parliament and this week the House of Lords approved it. The Government was defeated on Monday as peers passed a Policing and Crime Bill amendment, which was tabled by Labour's Baroness Royall and supported by crossbenchers, Tories and Liberal Democrats. This is a great step forward.
Lily Allen is just one of many victims
The maximum jail sentence for stalking could be doubled to 10 years as part of a cross-party move to increase protection
'A completely unshakeable obsession'