Say ‘no’ to stalking during national awareness week

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Stand together and say ‘no’ is the key message of this year’s National Stalking Awareness Week organised by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust.

Lancashire Constabulary is supporting the national campaign this week which is focussing on raising awareness amongst young people about stalking.

Stalking does not have an exact definition as those committing the act with often use multiple and differing methods to harass their victims.

Generally unwanted or obsessive attention by an individual or group towards another person can be classed as stalking.

It can consist of any type of behaviour such as regularly sending flowers or gifts, making unwanted or malicious communication (including calls, texts, emails and online messaging), damaging property and physical or sexual assault.

If the behaviour is persistent, unwanted and is causing you fear, harassment or anxiety then it is stalking and should be dealt with.

To report concerns about stalking contact police on 101 or the National Stalking Helpline on 0808 802 0300.