Top lawyer praises tragic Jane’s parents

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The parents of murdered Blackpool nurse Jane Clough have been praised by one of Britain’s top lawyers.

Solicitor General Robert Buckland, in response to a question from Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson, paid tribute to the campaigning of John and Penny Clough, whose ‘Justice for Jane’ fight led to an amendment to bail legislation and supported the introduction of a criminal offence.

Jane was stabbed to death by ex-partner Jonathan Vass in the grounds of Blackpool Victoria Hospital in 2010.

The MP said, during a House of Commons debate, that ‘stalking is a serious offence that often leads to even more serious crimes’.

The Gazette-backed campaign has so far amassed more than 122,000 signatures and the Cloughs are anxious to secure a meeting with Home Secretary Theresa May.

One of their principal aims is to lobby for the creation of a stalkers’ register.