What is Stalking
There is no legal definition of stalking, however Protection Against Stalking have adopted the following,
“ a pattern of fixated and obsessive behaviour which is repeated, persistent, intrusive and causes fear of violence or engenders alarm and distress in the victim”
Stalking behaviour is unwanted, persistent, and it is almost always carried out (or orchestrated by) one individual towards another individual.
Legislation refers to the types of behaviour which might be considered as stalking;
- sending unwanted gifts (flowers)
- sending unwanted communications
- damaging property
- physical assault
If the behaviour is persistent and clearly unwanted, causing you fear, distress or anxiety then it is stalking and you should not have to live with it.
Contact Protection Against Stalking, using our referral form (link) or call the National Stalking Helpline.