Time to stamp out harrassment

LOUTH victims of harrassment or stalking are urged to report it to police during a week which aims to raise awarness of what is a devastating crime.

National Stalking and Harassment Awareness Week takes place until April 15 and highlights stalking through the campaign Name It, Stop It, Report It. Each day this week has focussed on a different area of stalking and culminates on Friday by celebrating the first year anniversary of the National Stalking Helpline. Stalking behaviour can involve malicious phone calls, being followed, being bombarded by texts or emails, and being sent unwanted presents. Some stalking cases lead to violence including rape and murder. Stalking isn’t a ‘one off’ crime. It’s trivial incidents which together present something far more sinister.