Claire Waxman
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Stalkers use 'clever tactics' to silence victims

Stalkers are using a loophole in the legal system to harass their targets, a victim has told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme.

Claire Waxman was stalked for 12 years by Elliot Fogel, 40, from Edgware in north London. He was jailed on Tuesday for breaching a restraining order.

Despite the order, he had used the civil courts to continue to harass her by claiming defamation over comments she had made in media interviews.

Ms Waxman said criminal and civil courts must work more closely to prevent this tactic.

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  • 29 Apr 2015
  • From the section UK