Police in our region have been warning today about the dangers of stalking.
Anyone with concerns can contact the National Stalking Helpline on 0808 802 0300.
There is also more information here.
Police in this region are urging victims of stalking to come forward, and employers to recognise the warning signs, before its victims are subjected to more serious crimes.
Detective Superintendent Steve Wade from Northumbria Police spoke to ITV News Tyne Tees.
As police urge victims of stalking to speak up, one woman tells ITV News Tyne Tees that she had to change her life.
Northumbria Police are urging any victims of stalking to come forward as it is announced 2 million people are affected across the country - only eight reported cases were in the Northumbria Police force area.
Police believe it is under-reported because victims don't realise how serious it can become.