Work tackling stalking in Hampshire nationally recognised

Shonagh Dillon
Shonagh Dillon
Portsmouth Magistrates Court.''Picture: Cesar Moreno Huerta

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WORK tackling stalkers has been nationally recognised.

The stalking clinic, run by Havant-based Aurora New Dawn and Hampshire police, was recognised by two watchdogs.

A report by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and HM Crown Prosecution Service said it was ‘best practise’.

The clinic sees police, probation, CPS, mental health workers and a victim advocate review cases to identify high risk cases.

Shonagh Dillon chief executive of advocacy service Aurora New Dawn said: ‘We are delighted that our multi-agency stalking consultancy clinic has been held up as best practice by HMIC for our support to victims of stalking and providing interventions for offenders.’

Detective Chief Inspector Tim Rowlandson said: We are really pleased to have been recognised for the work we are doing in Hampshire.’

The force is working with the Suzy Lamplugh Trust on a bid for funding to work with stalkers and reduce offending.