Zurich has launched a new policy to cover people against stalkers.

The new cover is included as standard in the insurer's private clients home policy.

Under the terms of the policy, Zurich offers £5,000 of cover in the event of a claimant having to relocate from their home as a result of being stalked.

The policy also offers £1,500 of cover towards the cost of improving the security of a claimant's home.

The stalking insurance forms part of Zurich's "lifestyle protection" policy which also covers: identity fraud; personal protection; medical consultation service; 24-hour lifestyle counselling helpline and trespass cover (£5,000 to restore land following any trespass).

Anna-Nicole Smith and Tara Palmer-Tomkinson are celebrities who have been victims of stalkers.