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Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis has criticised the criminal justice system for letting a former university friend continue his 20-year campaign of harassment against her. Obsessive Edward Vines, 47, has stalked the BBC journalist since they were both students at Cambridge University in the mid-1990s. Vines was jailed again - this…
New powers are needed to stop stalkers and domestic abusers using courts as a "cynical and calculated" way to cause further distress to their victims, MPs have heard. Plaid Cymru's Liz Saville Roberts (pictured) said courts should be able to dismiss "meritless applications" where their purpose is to "harass or…
Failure to take action on stalking could lead to an escalation in violence and potentially death, a study of more than 350 homicides suggests. The results of a six-month study claim there is a strong correlation between some key stalking behaviours and homicides. Criminologists found that stalking was present in…
A new form which enables stalking victims to report the crime online has been launched. Police Scotland hopes the form will encourage people who may be unable to go to a station, or be hesitant about going, to report concerns about stalking. It also enables concerned third parties, including family,…
Stalking is still treated too much like a "joke", including T-shirts with slogans making light of what can often be sinister and violent behaviour, a leading charity has warned. The Suzy Lamplugh Trust said fear of being laughed at prevents people from seeking help with stalkers and leaving them at…