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Stalking is a type of harassment. It is often a long-term pattern of persistent and repeated behaviour.

It can include:

  • following you, watching you or spying on you
  • going to your home
  • forcing you to have contact with them, for example, phone calls, emails, texts, messages on social media, letters
  • following and trying to talk to you online (cyberstalking)
  • regularly sending you flowers or other gifts you’ve not asked for
  • damaging your property
  • ordering goods in your name
  • physical or sexual assault


If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, always call 999.

Anyone can become a victim of stalking. Stalking can be very distressing for victims and cause them to fear for their safety.

Stalkers often use many different ways to harass their victims. They are often known to their victims, but that doesn’t mean what they are doing is the victim’s fault. It is still wrong

Where can I get help for me or someone else?

Help is out there and you will be taken seriously.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, always call 999.

To talk to us about your own situation or report your concerns about someone else when it’s not an emergency, call us on 0800 40 50 40 or text us on 61016.

You can also call your local police on 101, visit your nearest police station or speak to a police officer or police community support officer in person.

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What if I don't want to speak to the police?

You can get help and advice from the National Stalking Helpline on 0808 802 0300 or visit the website for more information.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Contact Us

To report a crime or incident, call

0800 40 50 40

or text 61016

In an emergency call 999

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