Interesting article from Iram Ramzan on the new Stalking Legislation …. what do you guys think?
Originally published for The Backbencher on 02/12/2012
ALICE (not her real name) was stalked for five years. Her stalker sent her husband poison pen letters, type- written in order to conceal their identity. Everything was noticed and mentioned in detail: the car she drove, her clothes, the friends she had, the parties she attended, where she went, who she saw. Everything.
The letters proceeded with alarming regularity, often two in one month. Someone was out there, watching. The language was crude, offensive, personal and hateful. It affected Alice greatly. She’d walk through the town centre wondering, “Is it you…is it you? Are you doing this?”
Eventually, three years ago, she called the police, who she says were sympathetic. Although they made the right noises, the investigation was closed as they couldn’t find the culprit. Fingerprints were evident, but as the person wasn’t on their database the case was closed…
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