Police back stalking awareness campaign

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Police in Lancashire will help to raise awareness of stalking as a special campaign starts across the UK.

Monday marks the start of National Stalking Awareness Week, with officers on hand to offer advice to young people who may have unwanted or obsessive attention by an individual or group.

Det Supt Sue Cawley, head of Lancashire Constabulary’s Public Protection Unit, said: “Stalking is a serious crime which can ruin lives and we recognise the serious nature of reports of stalking.

“There have been a number of high profile cases both locally and nationally which have had devastating consequences for both victims and their families. It is not unusual for stalking victims to remain behind a wall of silence for fear of reporting or seeking advice, but you do not have to deal with stalking on your own.”

For more information call the National Stalking Helpline on 0808 802 0300.