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    UK - Stalking set to become a crime for first time in England, Wales

    Stalking to become a crime for the first time with offenders facing up to five years in jail (Daily Mail)
    Stalking is to become a crime for the first time, with offenders facing jail for up to five years and unlimited fines.

    After decades of debate, David Cameron will announce today [Thursday] that the Government is to change the law to protect tens of thousands of victims let down by the system.

    Currently, police must wait until suspects commit another crime – such as harassment or breaching a restraining order – before they act.

    As a result, only 2 per cent of stalkers are jailed, with the maximum sentence being six months if pursued under the Protection from Harassment Act.
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    Now England and Wales is to follow the example of Scotland, where a specific offence of stalking was created in December 2010 punishable by up to five years in jail. More than 400 people were prosecuted in the first year.
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    much more, with pictures, sidebar, and examples of horrid UK stalking incidents, at DM link above

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    It's about bloody time!

    There was a very good documentary on Clare's case featured on the Crime & Investigation network. She worked so, so hard to try and get help for herself.

    Real Crime: Murder At Harvey Nicks Part 1 - YouTube

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    At last!
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    Glad to hear it. They need to be harder on stalkers here in the US .

    Goz



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