Alice was kind, clever and beautiful. She had an infectious personality and an incredible sense of humour: she saw the fun side of everything. She loved life, loved her friends and loved her job. She had so much to live for. Tragically, Alice was murdered in Gateshead on 12 October 2016, aged just 24.
On 26 April 2017 Trimaan Dillon was convicted of Alice's murder and sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum tariff of 22 years. His controlling behaviour during their brief relationship had developed afterwards into a relentless campaign of stalking.
Everyone needs to recognise that stalking is a seriously distressing and potentially life-threatening crime. Stalking behaviour needs to result in immediate action both to protect the victim and to deal effectively with the perpetrator.
The Alice Ruggles Trust’s mission is to help prevent what happened to Alice happening to others. We need to bring stalking to an end.
A report published on July 5 has found that people who have suffered repeated harassment or stalking are frequently being let down by the criminal justice system. See our News page.
What should you do if you think your phone might have been hacked? We've put together a few guidelines here
If you are concerned about stalking issues please visit the Suzy Lamplugh Trust's national stalking helpline.