The Association of Chief Police officers have welcomed the government's new legislation on stalking as a "positive step". Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan said:
"Proposed new powers of entry to investigate stalking offences were specifically requested by police, and improved training and guidance for both police and prosecutors will play a key part to improving our response to stalking victims."
"The key to protecting victims and alleviating the fear and harm is through everyone taking the issue seriously, through extensive awareness-raising and through improved and effective response to stalking by police officers, the Crown Prosecution Service, the courts and the health service."
Today on International Women's Day, the Government announced plans to make stalking a specific criminal offence.
International Women's Day is an important day to mark the injustices women suffer, both minor and major, at home and abroad.