MP backs stalking law

MID DERBYSHIRE MP Pauline Latham has welcomed new Government action to tackle stalking.

The Government will be creating two new stalking offences: a criminal offence of stalking and a criminal offence of stalking where there is a fear of violence.

Mrs Latham said: “Tragically we know that stalking can sometimes lead to physical violence. By putting stalking on the statute books as a criminal offence the Government is supporting victims and giving an extra weapon to our local police as they fight this heinous crime.”