Yvette Cooper says stalking laws don't go far enough

Yvette Cooper
Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper says new stalking laws don't go far enough. Credit: Labour Party

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper said: “We have been campaigning for a new law on stalking for some time so it is welcome that the Government has accepted that changes are needed.

"However I am worried their plans do not go far enough, and are not strong enough. Their proposals risk being half-hearted and over-complicated, so victims won't get the protection they need."

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Stalking becomes a crime

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