A specialist unit aimed at protecting victims of stalking and managing the actions of offendors has launched in Cheshire.
The integrated anti-stalking unit brings together police officers, charity workers, and mental health staff. It's the first of its kind in the North West, and only the second in the country.
The aim is to support the victims while reducing the risk of reoffending by working with the perpetrator to learn why the unwanted attention occurs.
A team of specialists will assess each stalking allegation before deciding on a suitable method of intervention.
One victim has told ITV News about the impact stalking had on her life: