Stalking and Harassment
Stalking refers to constant, unwanted attention that makes you feel uncomfortable, pestered and harassed.
It includes behaviour that happens more than once and which causes you to think that violence might be used against you. Common feelings experienced by victims of stalking include distress, nervousness and the fear of venturing out in public.
The effects of stalking and harassment range from mild annoyance to extremely frightening. It’s particularly difficult to cope with, because it can sometimes go on for long periods of time, leading you to feel constantly anxious and afraid.
Problems of this nature can build slowly and, for that reason, it isn’t always clear whether or not you’re actually the victim of stalking.
What can I do if I’m being stalked or harassed?
Start by reporting it to the police, but also try and keep a diary of events, as it will help them with their investigations.
Retain copies of letters, texts and emails sent by the person harassing you and collect evidence discreetly (for instance, pictures of the person hanging around your home).
By doing this, you’ll build a case against the person in question, which will help the police and courts deal with the crime.
Who can help?
We can. Our experienced team can offer practical help and advice and the emotional support you need to deal with stalking and harassment.