In 1997 the government brought in the Protection from Harrassment Act, but victims still felt that the criminal justice system let them down. An independent report revealed that the legal system had to be changed to stop harassment and intimidation turning in to murder. Today David cameron announced plans the change the law.
A report, above, by Charlotte Wilkins. For decades victims have felt let down by the legal system - but now they've been given fresh hope that justice will be done after an announcement that stalking will officially be classed as a crime. After years of campaigning by women in our region, Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed plans to change the law. It includes new powers given to the police to investigate the crime and the introduction of two new offences. As a result offenders could face up to five years in prison and will be heavily fined.