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Non-harassment order

A non-harassment order is a court order telling someone to stop behaving in a certain way.


This might include behaviour which may not be unlawful or abusive, but is causing you alarm or distress. For example, threatening behaviour or someone phoning you repeatedly.

The behaviour you want to prevent must have happened more than once before you can apply for a non-harassment order. If it’s domestic abuse it only needs to have happened once.

If someone breaks a non-harassment order they will be committing a criminal offence. You should report them to the police straight away. They could be arrested and could go to jail, be given a fine, or both.

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