UK court convicts man of revenge killing in Pakistan – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2015 in domestic violence, murder, news, Pakistan by sally

‘An abusive husband has been convicted of gunning down his mother-in-law on her doorstep in Pakistan in a revenge killing after his wife left him.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2015

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Legal aid restrictions for domestic abuse loosened – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 9th, 2015 in domestic violence, evidence, legal aid, news, regulations, trials, victims by sally

‘The government has loosened a controversial restriction preventing some victims of domestic abuse from accessing legal aid.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th July 2015

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Domestic abusers to wear GPS tracking devices – Daily Telegraph

‘Northumbria Police unveil a pilot scheme that will allow victims of domestic abuse to be warned when there ex-partners are close by.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st July 2015

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Martin Ruddy convicted of killing parents in Newcastle home – BBC News

Posted June 26th, 2015 in domestic violence, murder, news by sally

‘A man with mounting debts has been found guilty of murdering his parents in their Newcastle home.’

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BBC News, 25th June 2015

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Convictions for violence against women hit record high – The Guardian

Posted June 25th, 2015 in domestic violence, news, prosecutions, statistics by sally

‘Changes in the law have made it easier to prosecute men for domestic abuse and leading to a rise in the number of successful prosecutions.’

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The Guardian, 25th June 2015

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Assessment of domestic violence should not be culture sensitive – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 16th, 2015 in corporal punishment, divorce, domestic violence, news by sally

‘This recent domestic violence case involving a child and the comments made by Mrs Justice Pauffley have been exciting the interest of both the media those agencies involved in child protection, such as the NSPCC.’
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UK Human Rights Blog, 13th June 2015

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Police watchdog investigates death of man in custody in Luton – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2015 in complaints, death in custody, domestic violence, inquests, news, ombudsmen, police by sally

‘The police watchdog has launched an investigation after a 25-year-old man died in custody.’

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The Guardian, 13th June 2015

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UK under fire over ‘incoherent’ approach to domestic violence – The Guardian

‘The British government has been criticised by the UN for lacking “a consistent and coherent” approach to tackling violence against women, warning that its austerity agenda will further undermine the safety of vulnerable individuals.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2015

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Kyle Farrell murder: Farieissia Martin jailed for life – BBC News

Posted June 10th, 2015 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A mother-of-two who fatally stabbed her ex-partner in a row at her Liverpool house has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 9th June 2015

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NSPCC queries High Court judge’s smacking remarks – BBC News

‘Children need to be protected from being physically abused by their parents irrespective of “cultural sensitivities”, a UK charity has said.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2015

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Make allowances for immigrants who slap their children, says high court judge – The Guardian

‘Police and social workers should make allowances for immigrants who slap or hit their children when investigating allegations of physical abuse, a high court judge has said.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2015

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Stacey Hyde cleared of murder in retrial – The Guardian

‘A young woman who faced a retrial for the murder of man with a history of domestic violence has been acquitted after a jury heard how she acted in self-defence. Stacey Hyde, 22, was ordered to face a second trial by the director of public prosecutions, Alison Saunders, after the court of appeal quashed her original murder conviction last year.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2015

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Susan Workman murder: Killer’s family post ad to trace jury – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2015 in advertising, divorce, domestic violence, evidence, juries, media, murder, news by sally

‘The family of a man jailed for murdering his ex-wife have taken out a newspaper advert in an attempt to trace the jurors involved in his trial, prompting a police investigation.’

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BBC News, 20th May 2015

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Women in prison equals children without mothers, say justice groups – The Independent

‘12,000 women are sentenced each year in the UK – leaving about 20,000 children without mothers, according to Women in Prison’

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The Independent, 16th May 2015

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Body-in-boot killer Aaron Mann ‘quit mental health treatment’ – BBC News

Posted May 14th, 2015 in domestic violence, mental health, murder, news, reports by tracey

‘A man who kept his partner’s body in a car boot after killing her had ended mental health treatment days before, a review revealed.’

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BBC News, 15th May 2015

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Dale Roberts jailed for dousing ex-girlfriend in petrol – BBC News

‘A man who doused his ex-partner with petrol and threatened to set light to her has been jailed for nine years.’

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BBC News, 12th May 2015

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M1 crash death driver Ian Walters guilty of murdering wife – BBC News

Posted May 8th, 2015 in domestic violence, married persons, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man accused of murdering his wife by deliberately driving their car into a motorway embankment has been convicted.’

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BBC News, 7th May 2015

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Probation service ‘staffing crisis’ leaves public at risk from violent criminals – The Independent

Posted May 5th, 2015 in domestic violence, news, probation by sally

‘A “staffing crisis” in the probation service due to cuts and reforms is leaving the public at danger from violent criminals – with women who have suffered from domestic violence among the most vulnerable, unions and campaigners have warned.’

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The Independent, 3rd May 2015

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Amelia Jones murder: Grandfather Mark Jones gets 25 years – BBC News

‘A man who murdered his five-week-old granddaughter has been jailed for life and will serve a minimum of 25 years.’

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BBC News, 30th April 2015

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Gloucestershire police criticised by watchdog over murder of Hollie Gazzard – The Guardian

Posted May 1st, 2015 in complaints, domestic violence, harassment, murder, news, police, stalking by tracey

‘Gloucestershire’s police force has been criticised by the police watchdog over its handling of a young woman’s complaints about her violent former boyfriend days before she was brutally murdered as she worked in a hair salon.’

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The Guardian, 30th April 2015

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