Domestic abuse convictions ‘rise’ – BBC News

Posted March 10th, 2008 in courts, domestic violence, news by sally

“Dedicated courts that prosecute domestic violence cases in England and Wales have an average success rate of almost 70%, figures show.”

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BBC News, 8th March 2008

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Attack after Kyle show ‘tragedy’ – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2008 in domestic violence, media, news by sally

“ITV’s The Jeremy Kyle Show has been criticised after a man who found out he was not the father of his wife’s baby later pointed an air rifle at her.”

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BBC News, 13th February 2008

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Wife jailed for killing husband – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2008 in domestic violence, murder, news by sally

“A mother who stabbed and beat her husband to death after she suffered ‘frightening’ abuse has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 6th February 2008

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Women face prison for ignoring a murder under their own roof – The Times

Posted February 6th, 2008 in domestic violence, murder, news by sally

“Two sisters wept and their mother screamed abuse when all three were found guilty yesterday of turning a blind eye to the horrific murder of a young woman in their house.”

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The Times, 6th February 2008
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Study alleges ‘honour killings’ conspiracy – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 4th, 2008 in domestic violence, Islam, news, women by sally

“Whole communities are involved in assisting and covering up ‘honour violence’ in Britain, a new study says.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd Febraury 2008

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Murder rate falls for fifth successive year, but concern over ‘hidden’ family violence – The Guardian

Posted February 1st, 2008 in domestic violence, murder, news, statistics by sally

“The number of children murdered by their parents has risen by about one-third in the past year, from 24 to 33 victims, according to the latest Home Office homicide figures published yesterday. The figures reveal that this ‘hidden’ crime of parental child murder overshadows the highly publicised murders in which five under-16s were shot dead and a further four children were stabbed to death.”

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The Guardian, 1st February 2008

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Police call for domestic violence register – The Guardian

Posted January 22nd, 2008 in domestic violence, news by sally

“Men and women who abuse their partners should be identified on a domestic violence register, the Association of Chief Police Officers said today.”

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2008

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Pioneering scheme cuts domestic violence – The Independent

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in domestic violence, news by sally

“A pioneering scheme to tackle domestic violence, which affects 1.5 million women each year in the UK, has cut the incidence of assault and injury to women by two thirds, according to the first independent evaluation of its impact.”

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The Independent, 3rd December 2007

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Barrister wins pinot payout after assault – The Lawyer

Posted August 20th, 2007 in barristers, compensation, domestic violence, news by sally

“Newly-wed barrister Owen Prys Lewis of 9 Park Place Chambers received £100 compensation from his wife after she hit him over the head with a bottle of pinot grigio, a court heard.”

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TheLawyer, 20th August 2007

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Police scrutiny over baby death – BBC News

Posted August 16th, 2007 in child abuse, domestic violence, murder, news, police by sally

“The way a police force handled a man who went on to murder his partner’s 13-month-old son is to be investigated.”

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BBC News, 15th August 2007

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Bottle attack on lawyer husband – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2007 in barristers, domestic violence, grievous bodily harm, news by sally

“A barrister who specialises in personal injury cases was hit over the head with an empty wine bottle by his ‘drunk’ new wife, Brecon magistrates have heard.”

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BBC News, 14th August 2007

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Father and uncle given life for ‘honour’ murder – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2007 in domestic violence, Islam, murder, news, sentencing, women by sally

“The father and uncle of a young Kurdish woman began life sentences last night for arranging her ‘barbaric and callous’ murder to restore their family’s ‘honour’.”

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The Guardian, 21st July 2007

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‘Honour’ gang laughed as victim suffered – The Times

Posted July 20th, 2007 in domestic violence, Islam, murder, news, women by sally

“The horrific final hours of a Kurdish woman murdered on the instructions of her father and uncle because she had brought ‘shame’ on her family were revealed to a court yesterday.”

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The Times, 20th July 2007

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Honour crimes units to be piloted – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2007 in domestic violence, forced marriages, news, women by sally

“Specialist teams are to be set up around England to help deal with any so-called “honour crimes” and offences arising from forced marriages.”

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BBC News, 20th June 2007

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The deadly ending to a ‘melodrama’ – The Times

Posted June 19th, 2007 in domestic violence, Islam, news, women by sally

“The murder of Banaz Mahmod, a Kurdish Muslim woman, by her father and uncle, has brought the practice of honour killings to the attention of the public and has again emphasised the plight of Asian women caught between traditional religious customs and modern Western values. Moreover, the death of Miss Mahmod, 20, forces us to examine how such crimes are treated by the criminal courts and raises a question about the quality of policing in such cases.”

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The Times, 19th June 2007

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Special units to crack down on honour killing – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2007 in domestic violence, forced marriages, news by sally

“Dedicated teams of senior prosecutors are to be deployed in the UK’s honour killing hotspots in the wake of the failings exposed this week by the case of a young Kurdish woman murdered by her family.”

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The Guardian, 16th June 2007

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Dishonourable acts – The Guardian

Posted June 13th, 2007 in domestic violence, forced marriages, Islam, murder by sally

“Banaz Mahmod was murdered by her family. Each year, 12 British women like her die in ‘honour’ killings. Why aren’t we doing more to save them?” 

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The Guardian, 13th June 2007

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Father guilty of daughter’s ‘honour’ murder – The Guardian

Posted June 12th, 2007 in domestic violence, murder, news, women by sally

“The father and uncle of a young woman who ‘besmirched their honour’ by becoming involved in a relationship with someone they considered to be the wrong man were today convicted of her murder.”

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The Guardian, 12th June 2007

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Stalking victims given anonymity – BBC News

Posted June 1st, 2007 in anonymity, domestic violence, electoral register, harassment, news by sally

“New voting legislation is set to come into effect which will allow victims of stalking and domestic violence to keep their names off the electoral roll.”

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BBC News, 1st June 2007

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Changes to domestic violence laws may backfire – The Times

Posted May 11th, 2007 in domestic violence, news by sally

“Domestic violence has the highest repeat rate of any crime. It is not limited to any particular class, creed or gender. So how should we deal with it? Following its consultation paper “Safety and Justice”, the Government has decided that the best way of tackling this growing – and largely unreported – problem is to criminalise it further.”

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The Times, 10th May 2007

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