By Jayne McCormack
BBC News NI Political Reporter
Dentist was not told for nearly four weeks his stalker had been freed from custody.
By Alison Freeman
Look North, Newcastle
A dentist who was unaware he was stalked by a disgruntled patient says he fears for his safety.
By Jenny Rees & Jenny Johnson
BBC Wales home affairs correspondent
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.Copyright: BBC
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."
By Cherry Wilson
By Gareth Gordon
BBC News NI Political Correspondent