Man jailed for life for partner’s murder in Walworth – BBC News

Posted April 15th, 2014 in domestic violence, fire, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who attacked the mother of his four children with a hammer and then set her on fire has been jailed for life by a judge at the Old Bailey.’

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BBC News, 14th April 2014

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Eve’s Law: addresses of domestic violence victims must be kept secret – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘In busy working environments it is easy to make mistakes but some mistakes are more costly than others. An inadvertent disclosure of a domestic violence victim’s safe address to their abuser, for instance, could cost someone their life. Now signed by 87 MPs, Early Day Motion 900 so called “Eve’s Law” is calling for the greater protection of safe addresses.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 14th April 2014

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Jasvir Ginday jailed for life for murdering wife to hide his sexuality – BBC News

Posted April 14th, 2014 in domestic violence, homosexuality, married persons, murder, news, sentencing by sally

A bank worker has been jailed for life for murdering his wife in a bid to stop her revealing his homosexuality.

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BBC News, 11th April 2014

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Domestic violence victims helped as injunction fees are scrapped – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 2nd, 2014 in civil justice, consultations, domestic violence, fees, injunctions, news by sally

‘Vulnerable domestic abuse victims will be helped by the scrapping of fees for domestic violence injunctions, Courts Minister Shailesh Vara has announced.’

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Ministry of Justice, 1st April 2014

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Legal aid cuts leave family courts in chaos, experts say – The Guardian

‘Cuts in legal aid are creating chaos in the family courts, according to legal experts, who warn that the resulting delays are having a serious impact on the children of warring parents.’

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The Guardian, 29th March 2014

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Rape victim’s children face ‘barbaric’ forced adoption – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2014 in adoption, children, domestic violence, news, rape by sally

‘A mother has described a decision to put her children up for adoption over fears that she may get back with her violent former partner as “barbaric”.’

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BBC News, 27th March 2014

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Police failures over domestic violence exposed in damning report – The Guardian

Posted March 27th, 2014 in domestic violence, news, police, reports by tracey

‘The home secretary is to take personal charge of the way police respond to domestic abuse in England and Wales after a damning report exposed “alarming and unacceptable” weaknesses.’

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The Guardian, 27th March 2014

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Paddy Power Oscar Pistorius ‘money back if he walks’ ad broke rules and brought UK advertising into disrepute, ASA finds – The Independent

‘A Paddy Power advert that offered a “money back if he walks” guarantee for betting on the Oscar Pistorius murder trial broke rules and brought the UK’s advertising industry into disrepute, the regulator has found.’

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The Independent, 19th March 2014

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Domestic abuse: ‘Wide variations’ in police referrals to CPS – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2014 in Crown Prosecution Service, domestic violence, news, police, prosecutions by tracey

‘There are significant variations across England and Wales in the way police and prosecutors deal with cases of domestic violence, figures show. In Cheshire last year, 33% of domestic violence cases recorded as an offence were referred by police to prosecutors, with 29% in North Yorkshire, they show. But in Northumbria, the figure was just 2.6% and in Warwickshire 3.6%.’

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BBC News, 10th March 2014

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Clare’s law letting women know if partner has abusive past rolled out – The Guardian

Posted March 10th, 2014 in criminal records, disclosure, domestic violence, news by sally

‘Women will be able to find out if their partners have an abusive past as the domestic violence disclosure scheme – known as Clare’s law – is rolled out across every police force across England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 8th March 2014

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Psychological abuse ‘should be a made crime’ – BBC News

Posted March 5th, 2014 in domestic violence, news, women by sally

‘Psychological abuse should be made a crime in England and Wales in order to save more victims of domestic violence, campaigners have said.’

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BBC News, 5th March 2014

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Vitalija Baliutaviciene could have been ‘greater protected’ – BBC News

Posted March 5th, 2014 in domestic violence, kidnapping, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who was kidnapped and killed by her ex-husband “could have been afforded greater protection”, a report is expected to say.’

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BBC News, 5th March 2014

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Beeres v. The CPS – Criminal Law and Justice Weekly

Posted March 3rd, 2014 in appeals, assault, domestic violence, evidence, legal representation, news, police by sally

‘Anita Beeres was convicted of assault for beating her partner John Leeson with a baseball bat during an argument at her home. Mr Leeson himself did not complain nor did he give evidence. (History does not relate how then Ms Beeres was arrested.) The only evidence against Ms Beeres was her confession, first at the time of her arrest and then again when interviewed at the police station.’

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Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, 28th February 2014

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Cap on housing benefit is lawful, says Court of Appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Court of Appeal has rejected on all grounds a claim that the cap on housing benefit amounted to unlawful discrimination against women.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 26th February 2014

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Domestic violence puts 10,000 at high risk of death or serious injury – The Guardian

Posted February 27th, 2014 in domestic violence, news, police, statistics by sally

‘More than 10,000 women and children are at high risk of being murdered or seriously injured by current or former partners, according to police assessments obtained by the Guardian.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2014

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Kristy Robinson wins £2,350 damages over wrongful arrest – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2014 in alcohol abuse, assault, damages, domestic violence, news, wrongful arrest by sally

‘A victim of domestic violence has been awarded £2,350 from Gwent Police after she was arrested when she phoned for help.’

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BBC News, 24th February 2014

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Former head teacher spanked wife with plimsoll as punishment for affair – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 25th, 2014 in domestic violence, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘Graham Jones spanked his wife and created pie charts to show how much pain she had caused him.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th February 2014

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Rise in cases of harassment – but prosecutions fall – The Independent

Posted February 21st, 2014 in domestic violence, harassment, news, prosecutions, statistics by sally

‘Soaring numbers of harassment cases are never making it to court, The Independent has learnt. The rise is resulting in victims of domestic abuse being systematically let down by police and the Crown Prosecution Service, campaigners have said.’

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The Independent, 20th February 2014

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Heather Arthur murder: Husband jailed for life – BBC News

Posted February 14th, 2014 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who stabbed his wife to death after discovering she was having an affair has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2014

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Domestic violence experienced by 30% of female population, survey shows – The Guardian

Posted February 14th, 2014 in domestic violence, news, statistics by sally

‘More than 1.1 million or 7% of women and 720,000 or 4% of men have been victims of some kind of domestic abuse in the past year, official crime figures reveal.’

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The Guardian, 13th February 2014

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