Police will get new powers to tackle stalking thanks to a new legislation.
The Stalking Protection Order (SPO) will give Hampshire Constabulary and its partners the powers they need to intervene in cases of stalking.
SPOs will allow police to apply to the courts for an order to impose restrictions on offenders. These restrictions could range from the offender having to stay away from their victim, to having to attend a rehabilitation programme. Breaching the order will be a criminal offence, carrying a jail sentence of up to five years.