Clare's death prompts stalking law

Clare and Tricia Bernal in happier times Credit: ITV Meridian Archive

The Prime Minister will meet anti-stalking campaigner Tricia Bernal and stalking victims at a special reception at Downing Street to mark International Women's Day, the 8th March.

David Cameron has said the Government is determined to see that 'justice is done' and is expected to announce new protection for stalking victims on Thursday. He said ""Stalking is an abhorrent crime. It makes life a living hell for the victims - breaking up relationships, forcing the victims to move house, making them feel they are being watched 24 hours of the day,"

Tricia Bernal from Groombridge in Sussex has been at the forefront of a campaign to strengthen anti-stalking laws since the death of her daughter Clare in 2005. The bereaved mother helped to set up the National Stalking and Harassment Helpline. Our correspondent Malcolm Shaw filed this report back in 2009 when the family's experiences were featured on ITV's Tonight programme.