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I am seeking to locate a lawyer who specialises in cyber stalking laws to assist a relative of mine who lives in France, but the author of the malicious communications (which I have read is a crime in Scotland under the Criminal Justice and Licencing Bill 2010 and in England under the Malicious communications Act 1998) lives in Scotland and is an ex-boyfriend. She is currently in England staying with her father for a week and has reported the details to the Police in Yorkshire. The situation has become extremely distressing for her and her daughter, as the man concerned is now giving her address in France online and suggesting men visit her for sex. He has also made threats to her life and to that of her new boyfriend. Please advise. Regards, XXXXX XXXXX (relative of the victim). I should point out also that although the offender lives in Scotland, he periodically visits France and physically 'stalks' my relative and her daughter.
Are you able to give the contact details of a Scottish lawyer who can assist my cousin in this case.- or suggest how I find out who are specialist ones in such cases as this?
Regards, XXXXX XXXXX
Thank you. You are suggesting in your initial reply that the remedy basically lies with the civil law - but I understood that what he is doing could actually be a criminal offence in both Scotland and England? In this case, I presume the police should take some action?