One in three NHS mental health professionals have been targeted in sinister stalking campaigns – from patients and colleagues.

A shock study found the majority of the cases – 52 per cent – saw medics the victim of unwanted obsession from individuals they had been caring for.

But health officials at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde also told researchers almost one in three of the stalking cases saw criminal attention from fellow members of staff.

The research – published in the Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology – also discovered six per cent of the cases saw mental health doctors, nurses and other officials targeted by the relatives of one of their patients.

It found: “Over half of the respondents who had experienced stalking believed their stalker had a psychiatric disorder.

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