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New stalking laws 'underutilised' by prosecutors

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been accused of letting down stalking victims after official figures showed 743 such cases were brought before the courts last year.

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Prosecutors accused of 'undercharging' in stalking cases

Elfyn Llwyd MP, who led a parliamentary inquiry on stalking, accused prosecutors of "undercharging" and called for a change in culture in the CPS and police, claiming stalking is too often treated as a domestic issue.

The Plaid Cymru Westminster leader said charging lesser offences often ends with a "slap on the wrist" and do provide justice for victims.

"We need to so make sure prosecutors take this very serious offence as they should because it is a considerable area of concern." Llywd said.

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