Wolf whistling and harassment in the street 'will be made a crime' trends now
Home Secretary Suella Braverman announced the move as she insisted perpetrators who stop women feeling 'safe' will face the 'consequences they deserve'.
The change is expected to come into force next year, following a consultation that found overwhelming support.
It will cover behaviour that deliberately harasses, alarms, or distresses a person in a public space.
That can range from wolf whistling and cat-calling to stalking and persistent sexist verbal abuse.
The government is adopting a private members' Bill put forward by former Cabinet minister Greg Clark.
Home Secretary Suella