Stalking protection orders put focus back on the perpetrators, says Suzy Lamplugh Trust

'Stalking protection orders put the onus back on the perpetrators behaviour', says Suzy Lamplugh Trust

Stalkers will face longer jail terms

Friday, January 6, 2017

Stalking protection orders put the onus back on to the perpetrators' behaviour rather than the victim, says the Suzy Lamplugh Trust.

The maximum sentence for stalking is set to rise from five years to 10 years. Last month new stalking protection orders were also introduced, to protect victims at the earliest possible time. 

Policy and development director Suky Bhaker told Paul Ross: “Often individuals might not recognise what’s happening as stalking.

"What the stalking protection order will hopefully intend to do, is put the onus back on the perpetrators' behaviour.

“Anybody can experience stalking. What leads somebody to obsess over an individual is very specific to that perpetrator."

Listen to the full interview above