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Talking about stalking

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It is estimated that in the UK one in four women will suffer domestic abuse. Many men also suffer. Recently the Government has widened the scope of offences coming within the ambit of the Protection from Harassment Act to include two new offences: stalking, and stalking which causes distress or fear of violence. The intention is to offer greater protection to victims of this appalling crime, and the offences were brought in alongside a package of funding and measures aimed at reducing domestic violence and combating the abhorrent practice of female genital mutilation. Last year a parliamentary inquiry found that…

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