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stalking

Public health Harassing or threatening behavior that a person engages in repeatedly, such as following a person, appearing at a person's home or place of business, making harassing phone calls, leaving written messages or objects, or vandalizing a person's property. See Date rape, Domestic violence.

stalking

A form of harassment in which one person repeatedly calls, follows, or writes to another even though these attempts at contact are disruptive, unwanted, or felt to be menacing by the person who is the object of attention.
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Caption: Taking a picture of the area where you'll be stalking and noting key points along your route will help keep your stalk on track while also helping you save valuable time and energy.
The former soldier had launched a campaign of frightening stalking and harassment after their brief relationship ended, before cutting the 24-yearold's throat at her flat on Rawling Road in Bensham, Gateshead.
Mark Oswell, of Rhyl, subjected his former partner, Alexandra Jones, to a twomonth stalking ordeal and threatened to throw acid at any man who visited her home.
"This case is another example of how devastating an impact stalking has on the lives of those targeted.
Earlier this year, a 24-year-old man admitted two counts of stalking after travelling from Estonia to his victim's Liverpool home with a "sinister" kit including ammonia, a syringe and a gold sex toy.
Earlier this year, a 24-year-old man admitted two counts of stalking after travelling from Estonia to his victim's Liverpool home with a"sinister" kitincluding ammonia, a syringe and a gold sex toy.
A survey by the Scottish Government in 2017/18 found 27 per cent of women aged 16-to-24 had experienced at least one incident of stalking in the previous year.
Mr Neil commented: "As an MSP I am supporting a number of people with stalking cases, it is a massive problem that needs to be addressed.
West Midlands Police lead for stalking Inspector Jenny Bean said: "We appreciate the distress unwanted, persistent attention can have on victims and anyone who feels they are being stalked or harassed should contact us so we can take action -- and I would encourage them to get in touch at an early stage as we recognise that stalking can escalate to physical assaults.
The report concluded that a training programme introduced after Shana's murder was "never fully completed" and that most investigating officers had not been trained in how to handle stalking cases.
According to the charity Protection Against Stalking, a stalker will often wait at a victim's workplace or home, send unwanted gifts, as well as persistently ring, text, and email the victim.
That year, police across Kirklees recorded just 15 crimes of stalking.