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Woman stalked by husband warns perpetrators 'can't hide behind the internet'

Amanda Playle became a recluse after her husband Paul impersonated her former boyfriend Photo:
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A woman from Bexhill who was stalked by her husband via a series of internet messages is warning people of the dangers of cyberstalking.

Amanda Playle became a recluse after her husband Paul impersonated her former school boyfriend.

He subjected her to a long campaign of stalking via the internet and social media messages.

She has been speaking as part of National Stalking Awareness Week.

Figures show stalking cases in England and Wales have almost doubled in a year.

Derek spoke to Amanda Playle, stalking victim, Emma Short, National Centre for Cyberstalking Research and Katy Bourne, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner

If you're concerned about stalking, click here for links to support organisations.