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National Stalking Awareness Day

Support is being given to victims of stalking as part of National Stalking Awareness Day today.

Hampshire Police support stalking victims

Hampshire Police are offering support to victims of stalking across the Meridian region today to mark National Stalking Awareness Day.

This year's theme surrounds 'Working Without Fear' and is focused on stalking that occurs in the workplace.

Stalking is a unique crime which can devastate the lives of those affected by it. It is characterised by fixation on behalf of the offender and can leave the objects of their obsession feeling powerless to stop it.

Stalking often goes unreported with victims suffering in silence and feeling that their fears and concerns won't be taken seriously. National Stalking Awareness Day aims to help those affected by stalking realise that they are not alone, that there is support available and that police and other agencies take stalking seriously."

– DCI, Linda Dawson, MBE

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