ANTI-stalking and anti-harassment legislation has been pushed through in the UK, thanks to the Suzy Lamplugh Trust.

Here's more information on the vital charity, which campaigns on behalf of, and supports, victims of stalking.

What is the Suzy Lamplugh trust?

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust was set up by missing estate agent Suzy Lamplugh's late parents, Diana and Paul, in 1986.

Since then it has helped firms establish safer working practices for female staff including solicitors being given escape routes before going into prison.

The trust has also pushed through anti-stalking and anti-harassment legislation, and the licensing of minicabs.

The charity also runs a hotline for victims of stalking.

National Stalking Week is being held from April 19-23, 2021.

What happened to Suzy Lamplugh?

On the last Monday of July 1986, in broad daylight and in the middle of a working day, "the unthinkable happened", explains the trust's website.

Suzy Lamplugh, 25, disappeared while working as an estate agent, showing a client round a house in Fulham.

Attending an appointment in Shorrolds Road, Fulham, Suzy prepared to show a man whom she believed to be called Mr Kipper around a property.

But, after the mystery house viewing, Suzy was never seen again.

Over the decades, police have chased up a number of leads relating to the disappearance, but have continued to draw blanks.

The police launched an investigation, and found her white Ford Fiesta parked outside a property for sale in Stevenage Road, one and a half miles away from her appointment in Shorrolds Road.

Searches of the vehicle showed that her ignition key was missing, but her purse was left behind.

Her mum, Diana, wrote, “there has not been a single trace of her. Nothing. Just as though she has been erased by a rubber”.

Suzy’s body has never been found, but she has been presumed murdered and was legally declared dead in 1993.

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