Clare’s Law: Worried someone you know has a violent past? Here’s how to find out – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 27th, 2015 in disclosure, domestic violence, news, police by sally

‘A new law, designed to protect individuals from domestic abuse, has made more than 1,300 disclosures since it was launched 10 months ago. But how does it work and how do you go about making a request? Claire Cohen offers a practical guide.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th January 2015

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Man jailed for 17 years for murder of girlfriend with kitchen knife – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2015 in assault, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘Andre Bright killed Victoria Adams, with whom he had a young daughter, after a period of abusive behaviour.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2015

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High court upholds legal aid rules in domestic violence cases – The Guardian

‘Government regulations on access to legal aid for victims of domestic violence have been upheld by the high court.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2015

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‘Clare’s Law’ saves 1,300 women from violent partners in first year – The Independent

Posted January 26th, 2015 in criminal records, disclosure, domestic violence, murder, news, statistics, women by sally

‘A groundbreaking scheme that allows women to discover if their partner has a history of violence has been hailed a success after figures showed that more than 1,300 such warnings have been issued in less than a year.’

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The Independent, 26th January 2015

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Domestic violence challenge on legal aid fails – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The High Court has rejected a challenge to the legality of government changes to legal aid for victims of domestic violence.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 22nd January 2015

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Woman brings boyfriend to justice after remembering attack with hypnosis – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 8th, 2015 in assault, domestic violence, news, psychiatric damage by sally

‘Zoe Dronfield only remembers brutal attack by Jason Smith in Coventry, West Midlands, after she was hypnotised into reliving traumatic ordeal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th January 2015

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Drug dealers outside schools let off with ‘slap on the wrist’ – Daily Telegraph

‘Dealers who sell drugs outside schools are being let off with a “slap on the wrist” by police instead of facing prosecution, the magistrates’ leader has warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th January 2015

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Government to create new domestic abuse offence – Home Office

Posted December 19th, 2014 in domestic violence, news, victims, women by sally

‘Home Secretary sets out new law to criminalise coercive and controlling behaviour.’

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Home Office, 18th December 2014

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Domestic abuse charity criticises May’s law criminalising coercive behaviour – The Guardian

Posted December 19th, 2014 in domestic violence, news, victims, women by sally

‘The home secretary, Theresa May, announced on Thursday that a new domestic abuse offence of “coercive and controlling behaviour” is to be introduced, carrying a penalty of up to five years in prison and a fine.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2014

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New domestic abuse law on controlling behaviour unveiled – BBC News

Posted December 18th, 2014 in consultations, domestic violence, news, sentencing, victims by sally

‘A new domestic abuse offence for “coercive and controlling behaviour” within relationships has been announced by the home secretary.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2014

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Man banned from having sex with wife by High Court judge – Daily Telegraph

‘Bangladeshi man claims he has right under his culture to have sex with wife, who has mental age of a child, whenever he pleases and she has no right to refuse.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2014

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London man convicted of killing ex-partner and baby daughter – The Guardian

Posted December 18th, 2014 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A “monstrous” father has been jailed for 35 years, after being found guilty of hacking to death his former long-term partner and their 22-month-old baby daughter, on the day he was supposed to move out of the family home.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2014

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Murdered mum Natasha Trevis ‘not listened to’, report finds – BBC News

Posted December 15th, 2014 in complaints, domestic violence, murder, news, police, reports, sentencing, social services by tracey

‘A mother of three murdered by her “controlling” partner was “not listened to or heard” by the authorities, a report has found.’

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BBC News, 15th December 2014

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Policing cuts put public safety at risk, warns Met chief – Daily Telegraph

‘The head of the Metropolitan Police has warned that large cuts to police budgets and other services will put public safety at risk.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th December 2014

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Could legislation halt non-physical domestic abuse? – BBC News

Posted December 9th, 2014 in crime, domestic violence, harassment, news by sally

‘Home Secretary Theresa May could soon announce a new offence in England and Wales to tackle domestic abuse. The law will cover coercive and controlling behaviour within a relationship, as legislation already exists to tackle violence. But why is it needed?’

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BBC News, 8th December 2014

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109 women prosecuted for false rape claims over the last five years – Daily Telegraph

‘A number of women who report rapes are being ‘aggressively prosecuted’ by the police for perverting the course of justice, according to campaign group Women Against Rape.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd December 2014

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Employers told to look out for the signs of domestic violence or ‘they could be held liable’ – The Independent

Posted November 24th, 2014 in domestic violence, employment, health & safety, news by sally

‘In the advice from the Government’s health agency, managers will be asked to spot sudden shifts in behaviour, or changes to clothing and appearance which may disguise bruising, and are to be encouraged to approach staff sensitively and offer help.’

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The Independent, 21st November 2014

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Panic room woman challenges bedroom tax – The Guardian

Posted November 19th, 2014 in assault, benefits, domestic violence, harassment, housing, news, rape, stalking by sally

‘A woman whose council home has been fitted with a secure panic room to protect her from a violent ex-partner is going to court on Wednesday to challenge the government’s so-called bedroom tax.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 2014

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Family pressure group “had no business” in applying for habeas corpus on behalf of mother – UK Human Rights Blog

‘An application for habeas corpus by a pressure group was completely “hopeless” and “entirely misconceived”. The appellant’s challenge to the decision of the judge below was equally devoid of merit. Third party applications are only appropriate where the prisoner is incommunicado or where the impediment preventing the prisoner from acting is ignorance or disability. It was entirely inappropriate in these circumstances, where the prisoner had been represented by counsel throughout the proceedings which resulted in her imprisonment, or where her detention had already ended before the application for habeas corpus was made.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th November 2014

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Woman murdered by ex was let down by police, IPCC finds – The Guardian

Posted November 13th, 2014 in complaints, domestic violence, murder, news, police, recidivists, violent offenders by tracey

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said on Wednesday that investigations into the killer’s previous crimes were inadequate and there had been a catalogue of inaction and missed opportunities. Katie Cullen, 34, a senior nursing sister, was killed by her former partner Iman Saeed Ghafelipour, in October 2009.’

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The Guardian, 12th November 2014

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