Making stalkers face the courts is life-saving act
HAVING been a victim of a stalker several years ago, I know exactly how terrifying and life- destroying it is.
Up until now, there's been no real help in place to assist the victims, as apparently the stalker wasn't actually breaking any law.
I was unable to sleep and was always looking over my shoulder, wondering if I was being watched, or followed.
It makes you paranoid and fearful for your life, as you have no idea what this person's state of mind is – or their intention.
But when I rang the police, they basically said: "We can't do anything, as he hasn't harmed you. Call us back when he's has".
Now thankfully they've introduced a law which recognises stalking as a criminal offence and these people can be arrested and charged before it's too late.