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Police warning after stalking arrest in Nottinghamshire

Police in Nottinghamshire dealing with stalking offences have issued a stern warning after the arrest of another suspect.

Officers in Mansfield arrested a 32-year-old man on Thursday night (28 April) after they were alerted to a string of abusive phone calls allegedly made to his former partner.

The man was arrested at 10:15pm at a local address and was held on suspicion of stalking causing fear of violence.

During National Stalking Awareness Week, Nottinghamshire Police is urging victims to seek help from the police at the earliest opportunity, and to reach out to the various local agencies that can offer them expert advice and support.

The force takes a very proactive, intervention-based approach to complaints of stalking – arresting and interviewing suspects where we can to send a very clear message that the behaviours they are accused of are not acceptable.

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Detective Sergeant Paul Clark, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We treat reports of stalking offences extremely seriously and will always take robust action to help safeguard victims.

“In National Stalking Awareness Week we want to remind victims that we are here to help them 24 / 7 and are just a phone call away. So people committing these types of offences should be under no illusion – they could very well end up with a visit from the police.”

• READ MORE: Nottinghamshire crime: Burglary down but violent crime, stalking and sexual offences all see significant increases


 

The following organisations offer support to survivors of domestic abuse within Nottinghamshire.

To report domestic abuse to Nottinghamshire Police, please call the 101 non-emergency number or, in an emergency, always call 999.

For more information about Domestic Abuse please read our supporting survivors of domestic abuse page.

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Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid website

Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid provides an extensive range of services for women, young people and children.

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Newark Women’s Aid website

Newark Women’s Aid provides safe accommodation, with associated support services, for women with or without children, who are living with or have experienced any form of physical, sexual, emotional, psychological or economic abuse. Tel: 01636 679687

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Domestic Violence Assist

The UK’s only registered charity arranging Non-Molestation Orders, Prohibited Steps Orders & Occupation Orders

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Men’s Advice Line website

Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic violence and abuse.

It offers emotional support, practical advice and information on a wide range of services for further help and support.

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Juno Women’s Aid

Juno’s 24-hour domestic and sexual violence helpline offers support to women, teenage girls and children who have been affected by domestic or sexual abuse.

Tel: 0808 800 0340

Email: enquiries@junowomensaid.org.uk

Deaf and hearing-impaired women can access the Helpline by:

Text Relay/NGT: 18001 0808 800 0340 24 hours a day

Email: helpline@junowomensaid.org.uk daily, 9am – 9pm

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Equation: Domestic abuse support for men

Equation provide a free helpline for men which is available Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 4.30pm.

A 24/7 confidential answerphone service is also available.

Call: 0115 960 5556

Email: helpline@equation.org.uk

Equation also runs the Respect not fear website for younger people which offers help, advice and links to support.

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Nottinghamshire Alliance Against Violence

Make a stand against violence. ‘Like’ our Alliance Against Violence Facebook page

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Nottinghamshire Independent Domestic Abuse Service website

NIDAS is a registered charity, formerly known as Mansfield and Ashfield Women’s Aid.

Its aim is to help people experiencing domestic abuse.

They work hard with other agencies to raise awareness of domestic abus

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Karma Nirvana website

Karma Nirvana is a registered charity that supports victims and survivors of forced marriage and honour-based abuse.

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Brightsky App

A free to download app providing support and information to those affected by Domestic Abuse, available in 5 languages, has a unique directory of support services and links of further resources including a journal which you can record incidents.

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Hollie Guard App

Safeguarding people- a simple shake or tap activates Hollie guard, immediately notifying your chosen contacts, pinpointing your location and sending audio and video evidence directly to their mobile phones.

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Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP)

BWP are here to help women living in the Borough of Broxtowe who are experiencing domestic abuse.We provide a confidential helpline, outreach service, training courses and drop in sessions, all aimed at empowering women and to help them survive domestic abuse.

Find out more about our services below.

Call us if you need our help on 01773 719 111 or email enquiries@broxtowewp.org

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