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'Stalker apps' and GPS allow domestic violence abusers to discover hidden refuges

'Stalker apps' and GPS allow domestic violence abusers to discover hidden refuges

Sunday 28th June 2015

Refuges that house victims of domestic violence are increasingly being discovered by perpetrators using "stalker apps" and GPS locators hidden in their victim's phones, cars and in one case, a child's stuffed toy.

"It really took some time and just at the very last point one police officer noticed that the front dashboard moulding was slightly kicked up on one side so he pulled the moulding off and in amongst the wiring of the dashboard was a sock and in that sock was an iPhone and it was switched on and a locator device was switched on."

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