Mark Evans death: Angela Ayre found guilty of manslaughter – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2019 in domestic violence, homicide, news by sally

‘A woman who stabbed her partner after he urinated in their conservatory has been found guilty of manslaughter.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2019

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Opinion: Why do we separate the mother and child victims of domestic abuse? – Family Law

Posted January 14th, 2019 in children, domestic violence, families, news, social services, statistics, victims by tracey

‘Domestic abuse hurts children, whether they are the direct target, or find themselves witness to warfare in their home. The latest government figures show that half of all children assessed as needing social services support are in that plight through domestic abuse – and when social workers feel a child is no longer safe at home, they can be removed into the care system. This means being taken away from their mothers – typically the victim in all this. But she’s not usually the one being violent. Most often, it’s the children’s father or stepfather who is. As rates of reported domestic abuse soar – incidents sufficiently serious to be recorded by police as crimes rose 5% between 2016 and 2017, according to the Office for National Statistics – it’s estimated by the charity Safe Lives that 130,000 children live in households with “high‑risk” domestic abuse. So why are victims investigated by social services, rather than the perpetrators who cause such physical and mental harm?’

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Family Law, 14th January 2018

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Man wrong to think kisses in estranged wife’s texts were ‘flirtatious’, judge rules – The Independent

Posted January 14th, 2019 in bills, divorce, domestic violence, families, family courts, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘A woman who ended text messages with a kiss was not being “flirtatious” with her estranged husband, a judge has ruled.’

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The Independent, 13th January 2018

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London man jailed for murdering pregnant partner with scissors – The Guardian

Posted January 11th, 2019 in domestic violence, murder, news, pregnancy, sentencing by sally

‘A man who fatally stabbed his heavily pregnant girlfriend with a pair of scissors has been jailed for life.’

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The Guardian, 10th January 2019

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Was this woman wrongly convicted of murder? – BBC News

Posted January 10th, 2019 in domestic violence, families, mental health, miscarriage of justice, murder, news, women by sally

‘Emma-Jayne Magson stabbed her partner with a steak knife then left him to bleed to death. Yet her family believes her murder conviction was a miscarriage of justice. Why?’

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BBC News, 10th January 2019

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Femicide in UK: 76% of women killed by men in 2017 knew their killer – The Guardian

Posted December 18th, 2018 in domestic violence, homicide, news, reports, statistics, women by sally

‘Three-quarters of women killed by men in the UK in 2017 knew the perpetrator, according to a report on femicide.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2018

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The Women Behind The Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Rights Info

Posted December 11th, 2018 in domestic violence, equality, human rights, legal history, news, statistics, women by sally

‘Hannah Swirsky, Campaigns Officer at René Cassin, outlines why the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a time for celebration, but also for remembrance of the unsung role of women in the Declaration, and, realising their legacies today.’

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Rights Info, 10th December 2018

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Detective sues own force claiming they ignored his domestic abuse allegations because he is a man – Daily Telegraph

‘A detective is suing his own police force claiming that it ignored allegations that he was a victim of domestic abuse because he is a man.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th December 2018

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Domestic abuse: Majority of controlling cases dropped – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2018 in coercive & controlling behaviour, domestic violence, news, statistics by sally

‘Figures for the first two-and-a-half years of a new law on coercive and controlling behaviour show the majority of cases were dropped without a charge.’

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BBC News, 4th December 2018

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Grindr cheat pharmacist guilty of wife’s murder – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2018 in burglary, domestic violence, fraud, insurance, internet, murder, news, telecommunications by sally

‘A pharmacist who strangled his wife with a Tesco bag so he could start a new life with his boyfriend has been found guilty of murder.’

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BBC News, 4th December 2018

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GPs should be trained to spot controlling behaviour, review into Spalding double murder recommends – Daily Telegraph

‘GPs and teachers should be trained to spot signs of controlling and coercive behaviour, an investigation into the murder of a mother and daughter has recommended.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th November 2018

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Builder who passed off wife’s murder as suicide jailed after pub confession – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 9th, 2018 in domestic violence, married persons, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Police errors almost allowed a husband to get away with murdering his wife and staging a suicide until he admitted his crime to a woman in a pub.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th November 2018

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Dad jailed for ‘cannabis-induced’ baby murder attempt – BBC News

‘A young father who repeatedly tried to smother his newborn son amid a cannabis-induced psychosis has been jailed for ten years.’

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BBC News, 8th November 2018

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Gloucester man jailed for murdering wife and stepdaughter – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2018 in domestic violence, families, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for life and ordered to serve at least 29 years in prison for murdering his wife and stepdaughter in an episode of “wanton savagery”.’

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The Guardian, 5th November 2018

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‘Controlling bully’ gets 23 years for Haringey wife murder – BBC News

Posted October 31st, 2018 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A “controlling bully” who strangled his wife and then stabbed her 49 times in front of her young son has been jailed for a minimum of 23 years for her murder.’

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BBC News, 29th October 2018

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Balancing the rights of domestic abuse victims and their alleged abusers in court – Family Law

‘Should a court allow a potential perpetrator of domestic abuse, when they are acting in person, to cross-examine their alleged victim? Does this run the risk of the proceedings themselves being abusive? Or will it unfairly curtail the ability of the accused to put their case? If the court does not allow direct cross-examination, how should it proceed?’

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Family Law, 30th October 2018

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Domestic abusers and stalkers should sign national register like sex offenders, commons report says – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 22nd, 2018 in criminal records, domestic violence, news, notification, stalking by sally

‘Domestic abusers and stalkers should be forced to sign a national register like sex offenders, a cross-party parliamentary report has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2018

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End of ‘buying off’ sexual assault victims hailed by campaigners, as gagging orders set to be banned – Daily Telegraph

‘Victims campaigners have welcomed plans to outlaw gagging orders which prevent employees from disclosing sexual abuse at the hands of their bosses. The plans, which will be introduced as part of the domestic abuse bill, will stop companies from drawing up agreements that bar workers from going to the police.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th October 2018

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Parents ‘weaponising’ domestic violence orders, claims charity – The Guardian

‘The number of non-molestation orders – issued by courts to prevent domestic abuse – has rocketed by 37% over the past five years because they are being exploited to secure legal aid, according to the charity Families Needs Fathers.’

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The Guardian, 15th October 2018

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William Billingham guilty of murdering eight-year-old daughter – The Guardian

Posted October 2nd, 2018 in domestic violence, mental health, murder, news by sally

‘A factory worker who stabbed his eight-year-old daughter through the chest in an apparent act of revenge against his ex-partner has been found guilty of murder.’

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The Guardian, 1st October 2018

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