December 9 2013 Latest news:
Friday, October 18, 2013
A woman has been charged with stalking a high-profile child sexual abuse campaigner.
Penny Mellor, 52, from Coven, Wolverhampton, is accused of stalking author Shy Keenan, who lives near Colchester.
Ms Keenan was sexually abused by her stepfather and is the founder of Phoenix Survivors, an advocacy group for victims of sexual abuse.
The group was behind Sarah’s Law for tougher child protection, named after murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne.
Essex Police said Mellor had been released on bail following her arrest.
She is due to appear before magistrates in Chelmsford on November 6.