Police urge West Norfolk businesses to do more on stalking

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Businesses in West Norfolk are being urged to do more to help staff who may be victims of stalking.

The plea was made to coincide with Thursday’s National Stalking Awareness Day and a new campaign designed to encourage people who may be being targeted by inappropriate behaviour in their workplaces to speak out.

Although nine offences were recorded across the county in the year to October, police believe many more are not reported.

Det Supt Julie Wvendth, who heads the Norfolk Police Safeguarding and Harm Reduction unit, said: “Stalking often has a huge emotional impact on the victim.

“Only by increasing reporting can we gain a full understanding of the extent of stalking in the county and I urge victims to take the brave step to come forward and to report incidents to the police or any of the third party support groups available.”