DON’T LET STALK­ERS CLAIM MORE VIC­TIMS

Call for of­fender reg­is­ter CLARE BER­NAL ALICE RUG­GLES JEANETTE GOOD­WIN FARKHANDA YOU­NIS WENDY BILLING

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - SQUARE EYES - BY JEREMY ARM­STRONG

A STALK­ERS’ reg­is­ter must be in­tro­duced to pre­vent fur­ther tragedies, cam­paign­ers in­sist.

They want the Gov­ern­ment to of­fer greater pro­tec­tion to the 1.1 mil­lion peo­ple stalked in

Bri­tain ev­ery year.

It fol­lows a se­ries of cases where killers have mur­dered part­ners after ig­nor­ing re­strain­ing or­ders.

Two stalk­ing vic­tims are killed each week.

Laura Richards, of Pal­adin vic­tims ad­vo­cacy group, said: “Vic­tims’ fam­i­lies don’t want any­one else to go through what they’ve been through.”

Pal­adin found 76% of mur­ders take place after a break-up. The Mir­ror launched a cam­paign back­ing a reg­is­ter after it emerged an es­ti­mated 25,000 se­rial of­fend­ers have at­tacked more than one part­ner.

The reg­is­ter would mon­i­tor them to stop them strik­ing again. Laura said both the All-party Par­lia­men­tary In­quiry and HM In­spec­torate of Con­stab­u­lary had made the rec­om­men­da­tion for it “yet noth­ing has changed”. A de­ci­sion on the reg­is­ter, which would oblige se­rial of­fend­ers to tell part­ners of their past and re­port to po­lice a change of ad­dress, may come later this month. THE Har­vey Ni­chols beauty con­sul­tant, 22, was shot and killed at the per­fume counter where she worked by Michael Pech, her ex-boyfriend. Killed at 24 by Harry Dhillon, 26, after re­port­ing breach of ha­rass­ment warn­ing by ex.

Mum-of-three, 47, was killed by ex, Martin Bunch. He had stalked her for months be­fore.

ABUSE vic­tim, 30, was killed by hus­band Ja­hangir Nazar. Her son, five, found her.

Stabbed to death by ex, Sean Fran­cis, 37, after he got a con­di­tional dis­charge for as­sault on Wendy, 32.

CAM­PAIGN Ms Richards

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