Domestic abuse crime considered by ministers – BBC News

‘A new crime of domestic abuse could be created under plans being considered by ministers. Home Secretary Theresa May is consulting on creating the offence in England and Wales as part of attempts to improve police performance. Existing law already covers coercive and controlling behaviour – but it does not explicitly apply to relationships.’

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BBC News, 20th August 2014

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Leanne Meecham murder: Stepfather Simon Meecham jailed – BBC News

Posted August 18th, 2014 in domestic violence, inquiries, murder, news, police, sentencing by tracey

‘A “jealous” man convicted of the murder of his stepdaughter, who was also his former lover, has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 22 years.’

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BBC News, 15th August 2014

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Leanne Meecham death: Stepfather guilty of murder – BBC News

Posted August 14th, 2014 in alcoholism, domestic violence, murder, news by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of the “violent and vicious” murder of his stepdaughter, who was also his former lover.’

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BBC News, 13th August 2014

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Cheltenham man murdered his ex-wife and hid body in bed – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2014 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who murdered his ex-wife and hid her body in her own bed, where it lay undiscovered for three weeks, has been jailed for at least 16 years.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2014

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‘Paranoid’ husband killed wife over imaginary affair, inquest hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 7th, 2014 in domestic violence, families, inquests, married persons, mental health, news by sally

‘Jonathan Trenchard mistakenly thought his wife of 24 years, Derisa, was on the verge of leaving him for another man.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th August 2014

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Amina Agboola murder: Death-kick killer Dean Harris jailed – BBC News

‘A man who murdered his girlfriend’s two-year-old daughter by kicking her so hard he ruptured her liver, has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 5th August 2014

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Jayden Parkinson’s ex-boyfriend given life sentence for her murder – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2014 in domestic violence, murder, news, police, pregnancy, sentencing by sally

‘The former boyfriend of Jayden Parkinson has been jailed for at least 20 years for her murder.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2014

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Joanna Michael family in Supreme Court in negligence fight – BBC News

‘The family of a mother-of-two stabbed to death will take its negligence claim against two police forces to the Supreme Court.’

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BBC News, 28th July 2014

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Domestic violence could become a specific offence, David Cameron says – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 28th, 2014 in criminal justice, domestic violence, news, police, prosecutions by sally

‘The Prime Minister says he will consider a new offence for those who attack their partners that will take into account a pattern of abuse.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th July 2014

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Hairdresser Hollie Gazzard murder: Ex-boyfriend jailed for life – BBC News

Posted July 17th, 2014 in domestic violence, murder, news, police, professional conduct, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death at the hairdressers where she worked has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 16th July 2014

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Eystna Blunnie murder: ‘Chances missed’ to prevent death – BBC News

Posted July 11th, 2014 in Crown Prosecution Service, domestic violence, murder, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Opportunities were missed to protect a heavily-pregnant teenager who was beaten to death by her ex-boyfriend, a report has revealed.

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BBC News, 10th July 2014

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‘Kidnap’ mother Eileen Clark extradited to the US – BBC News

Posted July 4th, 2014 in child abduction, domestic violence, extradition, human rights, news by tracey

‘A mother of three who fled her husband in the US has been extradited from the UK on charges of kidnapping her children, campaigners have said.’

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BBC News, 4th July 2014

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Domestic violence convictions at record high – The Guardian

‘The conviction rate for domestic violence cases has reached its highest ever level, with cases now making up 10.7% of the Crown Prosecution Service’s workload, the director of public prosecutions will announce on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2014

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Paul O’Hara jailed for whole-life term over second girlfriend’s murder – BBC News

Posted July 1st, 2014 in domestic violence, murder, news, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been given a whole-life prison sentence for murdering his girlfriend a year after his release for killing a previous partner.’

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BBC News, 30th June 2014

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Amina Agboola case: Death kick killer Dean Harris guilty of murder – BBC News

‘A man has been convicted of murdering a two-year-old girl after he kicked her, rupturing her liver.’

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BBC News, 17th June 2014

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Appeal court raises murder jail term of Adam Singer – BBC News

Posted June 13th, 2014 in appeals, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A father who killed his ex-girlfriend while their young daughter slept upstairs has had his minimum jail term increased at the Court of Appeal to 23 years.’

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BBC News, 12th June 2014

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IPPC say South Wales Police let down woman in hammer attack – BBC News

‘A woman attacked by her partner with a claw hammer was put at “serious risk” by South Wales Police, despite her reporting him to them, the Independent Police Complaints Commission has said.

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BBC News, 11th June 2014

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Trainee barrister accused boyfriend of rape to get out of sitting legal exams – Daily Telegraph

‘Rhiannon Brooker, a trainee lawyer, faces jail after being found guilty of make up allegations of rape and assault against her boyfriend.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th June 2014

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Lady and the Tramp: judge issues warning to women about beggar rescued from streets by a countess – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 5th, 2014 in domestic violence, news, recidivists by sally

‘A former beggar rescued from the streets by a Countess before running off with a schoolgirl from Cheltenham Ladies College has been convicted of attacking his latest girlfriend.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th June 2014

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Rania Alayed murder: Husband guilty of ‘honour killing’ – BBC News

‘A man has been found guilty of the “pre-planned honour killing” of his wife, whose body has never been found.’

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BBC News, 4th June 2014

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