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    Video caption: Stalking: 'I'm a victim but feel like an inconvenience'

    Dentist was not told for nearly four weeks his stalker had been freed from custody.

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    Video caption: Stalker victim feels 'let down' by the law

    A dentist who was unaware he was stalked by a disgruntled patient says he fears for his safety.

  3. Police say new law to stop stalkers 'will be used again'

    Cumbria police say that for the first time they have obtained an order to stop a stalker plaguing his victim.

    A man from Gretna has been banned from making contact after loitering near the woman's home and creating social media accounts to send her messages.

    Stock vague image of stalker

    Anyone breaking a stalking order can be jailed for up to five years, and police are now encouraging people who have been the subjected of obsessive behaviour to come forward.

    Det Ch Insp Dan St Quintin said: "We hope this sends out a message that we will pursue perpetrators of stalking and harassment and encourage victims to come forward."