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A protection order can be used to protect anyone who's been a victim of stalking.
The police can request a protection order for you, it’s not something you can apply for yourself.
The order can prohibit the stalker from doing certain things, including:
The order can also make the stalker to do certain things, including:
The order lasts for a minimum of two years.
Breaching (or breaking) a protection order, without a good reason, is a criminal offence.
If you suspect the stalker or harasser has breached an order, tell the officer who’s dealing with your case.
There are other ways that the courts and police can help protect you from further stalking or harassment.
If you’re a victim of domestic abuse and the person who is currently stalking or harassing you is an ex-partner, you can apply for a non-molestation order yourself.
The current stalking or harassing will still be regarded as domestic abuse by the police.
The order can stop the abuser from doing things like:
Find out more and how you can apply.
The order usually lasts for between six and 12 months.
Breaching (or breaking) a non-molestation order, without a good reason, is a criminal offence.
If you suspect the stalker has breached an order and further stalking or harassment has taken place, you can report it to us.
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