Former assistant general secretary of the probation officers’ union Napo who was pivotal in changing the laws on stalking and on coercive control

Harry Fletcher, who has died aged 72 of a heart attack, was a doughty fighter for victims’ rights, a public voice for probation, and a successful campaigner who played a leading role in changing the laws on stalking and domestic abuse.

For almost three decades he was the assistant general secretary of a small union, the National Association of Probation Officers (Napo), but from that obscure office he became a familiar figure on British news bulletins and around Westminster.

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