Under the Harassment Laws, there are two distinct criminal offences, one of harassment putting people in fear of violence and one without. Here we explain more about the Harassment Laws.
he Sentencing Council has published new definitive guidelines for intimidatory offences sentencing to take effect in respect to all cases sentenced on or after 1 October 2018.
New offences of stalking (in addition to existing offences of harassment) were introduced in 2012. The offences are harassment which involves a course of conduct that amounts to stalking. There are two offences, stalking involving fear of violence and stalking involving serious alarm or distress.