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CRIME FEARS Police Scotland slammed after anti-stalking experts warn cops are ‘failing’ victims by not properly probing reports
The Scottish Women’s Rights Centre said officers sometimes tell women to come off social media or 'block' suspects .

POLICE Scotland has been slammed by politicians after anti-stalking experts warned cops are failing to properly probe some reports from victims .

The Scottish Women’s Rights Centre said officers sometimes tell women to come off social media or “block” suspects - an approach condemned by the Tories and Lib Dems .

The charity, which offers free legal advice to victims, suggested such an approach is one factor which could put off people from reporting crimes.

And politicians said police should be “leading from the front” rather than telling women to change behaviour .

It comes after disturbing figures revealed more than one in four young women quizzed in a major official survey said they had been stalked or harassed in the previous 12 months .

A worrying 27 per cent of females aged 16-24 and 11 per cent of all adults suffered at least one incident. But police were only informed in nine per cent of total cases .
 
https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/scottish-news/4063014/stalking-law-scotland-police-warning/ .


 
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