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Stalking victims encouraged to seek help

Posted by RE Media on April 21st, 2016

This week is National Stalking Awareness Week, (running from Monday, April 18 to Sunday, April 24). The week aims to raise awareness of the crime and encourage those who believe they are being targeted to speak out and seek help – something fully supported by Victims First Northumbria.

Stalking is defined as repeated, unwanted contact that occurs as a result of fixation or obsession and causes the victim to feel distressed or fearful. This contact can take on many forms, including phone calls, emails, letters and social media – it can happen to anyone, anywhere.

If you have been a victim of stalking and are seeking practical and emotional support to help you cope and recover from your experience, Victims First Northumbria can help. If you or someone you know is being stalked, Northumbria Police can be contacted on 101, or 999 in an emergency.