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Stalking is a form of harassment and involves a fixation and repeated or unwanted behaviour that makes a person feel distressed or scared. Behaviour is varied but can include being followed, being sent unwanted gifts or threats of violence. Stalking can be carried out by men or women.

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Victim/Witness
I am being stalked
You want to report someone stalking you
Someone I know is being stalked
You are concerned that a member of your family, a friend or a work colleague is being stalked
I am being followed
Someone is following you or loitering around your home, school or work
I am receiving unwanted contact or gifts
Someone is sending you unwanted items or persistently phoning you or sending messages, emails or other types of communication
Malicious, obscene or untrue comments are being made about me
Someone is making, publishing or sending false and untrue comments about you
My friends and family are being contacted by a stalker
Someone is calling your friends and family asking for information about you or is spreading lies or rumours
There are witnesses
Someone saw the incident happen
I don't think there are any witnesses
You don't know if anyone saw what happened
Your situation
I am under 16 and being stalked
You are being stalked and are under 16 years old
This has happened more than once
This isn't the first time this has happened
I do not speak English very well
English is not your first language and you may have difficulties discussing your concerns
I feel I've been targeted
If you feel that you have been targeted for a particular reason please make sure you tell us this
The person who did this
I know who did this
You have details of, or know who carried out the rape
I don’t know the person who is stalking me but I do have a description
You have a description of what the suspect looks like
I don't have a name or description of the person, but I have other details
You do not have any description or names of those involved, but do have details such as their address, their place of work, their number plate, online details etc.
Someone I know has details about who did this
Someone believes they have information about the suspect
I don't know who did this
You do not have any details of who is involved in this
Evidence
There is video footage or photos
There may be CCTV, video or images of the incident or offender
There is evidence which could identify the person responsible
There may be evidence such as bodily fluids, fingerprints, footprints or saliva
They left something behind
The suspect may have left an item behind
There are verbal or written comments
The suspect said something, left graffiti, or wrote something online or sent emails or messages
I don’t know if there is any evidence
You are unsure if there is evidence that can help with the investigation
Concerns
This is affecting my mental or physical health
You would like support following this incident
I'm worried I may be overreacting to the stalking
You are unsure about whether you should make a report to the police
I'm worried about going to court
You do not feel comfortable taking part in a trial or hearing
I know the suspected stalker or used to be in a relationship with them
You know the person stalking you and are unsure if this makes a difference
I have not been physically hurt or threatened during the stalking
You are unsure if this should stop you from making a report
I am considering confronting the stalker
You are thinking of confronting or reasoning with the suspect
I'm unsure whether to tell anyone I am being stalked
You are unsure whether to tell friends, family or work colleagues what is happening
I don’t know why I’m being stalked
You don't know why you have been targeted
I don’t want to involve the police
You don't want to make a report about stalking to the police
I'm unsure what to do with all of the gifts
You don't know what to do with any unwanted gifts or items that have been sent to you