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DCI Kim Madill from West Midlands Police says that people who are being harrassed or stalked must come forward to either the police or a helpline, where they'll be able to get help.
The National Stalking Helpline is 0808 8020300
Martin Lindop, who is from the Crown Prosecution Service, says:
"The CPS takes reports of stalking and harassment very seriously, whether they are alleged to have taken place online, on the phone, in person or any other way.
If there is sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction for an offence of this nature, and it is in the public interest, we will mount a robust prosecution."
The mother of Kamaljit Sidhu - who took her own life after a campaign of harassment by a former boyfriend - has shared her grief on the day her stalker Ryan Dey was sentenced.
Sarbjit Sidhu said:
“The police asked is there anything we can do, Mrs Sidhu, and my only answer to them was can you please give me my daughter back, we really miss her, her death has left a big hole in our lives."
“As a mother and a family we want the world to know this can never be allowed to happen again, I do not want anyone else to go through what we have. Our lives have stopped and we can’t breathe."
Ryan Dey from Oldbury has been jailed for two years for stalking his former girlfriend - who took her own life following the experience.
Dey was arrested in November last year, a month after the death of Kamaljit Sidhu.
Dey was accused of harassing and stalking his former partner for several months before the 29-year-old took her own life.
The couple had been together for 18 months before Ms Sidhu tried to end the relationship - Dey refused to accept the decision, making threats, and contacting her friends.
A man from Oldbury, Birmingham will be sentenced today after he admitted stalking his former girlfriend in days leading up to her death.
23-year-old Ryan Dey of Hollyoak Close in Oldbury was arrested a month after the death of Kamaljit Sidhu.
She died after she jumped from a bridge over the M6 motorway near Great Barr.
He was accused of stalking and harassing the 29-year-old just before she died. Their relationship had ended a few weeks earlier.
He will be sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court.