Police could gain new powers to tackle the ‘scourge of stalking’ after a draft law cleared its first parliamentary hurdle.
MPs unanimously supported the second reading of the Stalking Protection Bill, which would enable police to issue stalking protection orders.
Rotherham MP Sarah Champion said the orders, which give powers to ban strangers from contacting an individual or their families, could be the ‘difference between life and death’.
Currently if an offender is a victim’s partner, or former partner, police can use domestic violence protection orders to try to curb their behaviour.
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