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Amendment to Protection from Harassment Act 1997

Submitted on Sunday 21st August 2011

Published on Monday 22nd August 2011

Current status: Closed

Closed: Wednesday 22nd August 2012

Signatures: 96

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Amendment to Protection from Harassment Act 1997

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This act needs to be amended to cover the following situations which it does not currently take into account. I would like this to be addressed in Parliament.

In an acrimonious breakdown of a relationship there needs to be a sensible ‘cooling off’ period applied before the Police start issuing ‘first time harassment warnings’ for non violent behaviour.

A sensible amount of written correspondence allowed in an acrimonious break up before the ‘two incidents’ can be applied. Is it really sensible to charge and convict someone of harassment giving them a CRIMINAL RECORD’ for life for TWO TEXT MESSAGES?

Contact between people who’ve had a relationship after it’s ended, e.g. returning items. If this is done politely and with no malice, it cannot be harassment.

You cannot apply indirect contact to people with whom either party has had a relationship before the break up.


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