Replacement mobiles given to victims of stalking

Replacement mobiles given to victims of stalking

When stalking cases are investigated by police, victims’ mobile phones are often taken away to be examined for evidence. In a move to prevent increased risk and vulnerability during this time, police officers in Greater Manchester are now giving higher-risk victims temporary replacement handsets.

When stalking cases are investigated by police, victims’ mobile phones are often taken away to be examined for evidence. In a move to prevent increased risk and vulnerability during this time, police officers in Greater Manchester are now giving higher-risk victims temporary replacement handsets.

The scheme is being funded by the Mayor of Greater Manchester’s office to ensure vulnerable victims are still able to contact the police, friends and family while their case is being investigated.

The replacement mobile scheme will be assessed later this month to assess victims’ views of the service, its uptake, and future need and capacity.

The news comes as the UK prepares to mark National Stalking Awareness Week 8-14 April.

To read more please visit the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) website.

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