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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Bristol man Nirmal Gill jailed for 17 years for murdering wife – BBC News

Posted June 2nd, 2014 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A former soldier who murdered his wife after discovering she was having an affair with her ex-husband has been jailed for 17 years.’

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BBC News, 28th March 2014

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Linah Keza death: Ex-partner guilty of model’s death – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2014 in domestic violence, murder, news, offensive weapons by sally

‘A man who stabbed his model ex-partner to death has been found guilty of her murder.’

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BBC News, 21st May 2014

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Domestic violence: One month’s death toll – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2014 in domestic violence, murder, news, police, social services, victims by sally

‘David Gikawa, who murdered ex-girlfriend Linah Keza at her flat in London last year, has become the latest person convicted of a domestic violence-related killing. How common are such crimes?’

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BBC News, 22nd May 2014

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Finance and Divorce Update – Family Law Week

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor, and David Salter, Joint Head of Family Law, both of Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the financial remedies and divorce news and cases published in April.’

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Family Law Week, 17th May 2014

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Whiston man jailed for killing abusive former stepfather – BBC News

‘A man who killed his abusive former stepfather by running him over in his car has been jailed for three years.’

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BBC News, 16th May 2014

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Proposed guidance to help prosecutors spot signs of domestic violence against teenagers and pensioners – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The Director of Public Prosecutions, Alison Saunders, has today proposed changes to the way the CPS considers domestic violence cases that would instruct prosecutors to consider the use of social media, gang culture and peer pressure when looking at cases involving teenagers.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th May 2014

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Man jailed for trying to strangle his wife: ‘Sorry, I need to get rid of you’ – The Independent

Posted April 28th, 2014 in assault, domestic violence, married persons, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who attempted to strangle his wife of 10 years while she lay in bed sleeping has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 26th April 2014

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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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