Judge calls for end to use of ‘honour killings’ term – The Times

Posted March 16th, 2009 in domestic violence, news by sally

“A senior judge has called for an end to the use of the phrase ‘honour killings’ to describe what is ‘in reality sordid, criminal behaviour’.”

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The Times, 16th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Register plan for domestic abuse – BBC News

Posted March 9th, 2009 in domestic violence, news by sally

“A register of people who have attacked their partners could help prevent other potential victims of domestic abuse, the government has said.”

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BBC News, 8th March 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Gassed children unlawfully killed – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2009 in domestic violence, inquests, news, suicide, unlawful killing by sally

“A father killed himself and his two young children after splitting from their mother, an inquest has heard.”

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BBC News, 20th February 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Lager court cost for wife attack – BBC News

Posted February 16th, 2009 in assault, domestic violence, news, sentencing by sally

“A ‘drunken bully’ who broke his wife’s wrist has been spared jail, but ordered to pay £1 a day – ‘the cost of a can of Special Brew’ – in court costs.”

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BBC News, 16th February 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Husband killer fights nursing ban – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2009 in domestic violence, homicide, news, nurses by sally

“A 61-year-old woman from Kent who admitted killing her estranged husband with an axe is fighting a decision to strike her off the nurses’ register.”

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BBC News, 23rd January 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Kitten row murderer jailed for life – The Independent

Posted January 22nd, 2009 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who stabbed his partner to death in an argument that stemmed from a disagreement about their kitten was sentenced to life in prison today.”

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The Independent, 21st January 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

R v Khan and others – WLR Daily

R v Khan and others [2009] EWCA Crim 2; [2009] WLR (D) 8

Where a member of the same household as a child or vulnerable adult was charged with allowing his or her death, the question whether the defendant had had frequent contact with him or her was a free-standing question, unrelated to issues whether that person had been, or ought to have been, aware of the risk of serious harm to the child or vulnerable adult, and whether the unlawful act had occurred in circumstances of the kind which the defendant had foreseen or ought to have foreseen.”

WLR Daily, 16th January 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Legal change: Abused women who kill could escape murder – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 14th, 2009 in domestic violence, murder, news, women by sally

“Abused women who kill their partners in cold blood could escape a murder conviction under the biggest planned change in the law for a generation.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th January 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man jailed for houseboat killing – BBC News

Posted December 17th, 2008 in domestic violence, homicide, sentencing by sally

“A 55-year-old man has been jailed for stabbing his partner to death on their houseboat on the River Medway in Kent.”

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BBC News, 17th December 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Promotion for PC Angela Cornes who ignored victim Banaz Mahmod – The Times

Posted December 1st, 2008 in disciplinary procedures, domestic violence, news, police by sally

“A police officer whose blunders were criticised after Britain’s most notorious ‘honour’ killing has escaped punishment after the collapse of disciplinary proceedings against her.”

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The Times, 1st December 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Life for farmer Robert Wilson who drove tractor over wife for insurance money – The Times

Posted December 1st, 2008 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A debt-ridden Cumbrian farmer who drove over his wife in his tractor to claim her life insurance and start a new life with his secret mistress was jailed for life yesterday.”

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The Times, 29th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Domestic violence ‘costs £5.8bn’ – The Guardian

Posted November 25th, 2008 in domestic violence, news by sally

“Domestic violence costs the British economy £5.8bn a year and significantly depresses women’s ability to contribute to economic growth, the attorney general told French ministers and former victims in Paris yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 25th November 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Wealthy accountant shot dead wife and son after basic police failings – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 24th, 2008 in domestic violence, news, police by sally

“A wealthy accountant shot dead his wife and son following a campaign of threats after police failed to meet basic standards of investigating and record keeping, an inquiry has found.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th November 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Harman and Law Lord clash over wife killers – The Observer

Posted November 10th, 2008 in domestic violence, murder, news, provocation by sally

“Minister says the defence of ‘provocation’ lets men get away with murder.”

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The Observer, 9th November 2008

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk

Law lord criticises plan to scrap defence of provocation for men who kill wives – The Times

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

“The judge who heads Britain’s highest court has criticised the Government’s plans to scrap the defence of provocation for men who kill unfaithful wives.”

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The Times, 7th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Domestic violence accounts for 16% of reported violent incidents, report says – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2008 in domestic violence, news by sally

“Domestic violence accounts for 16% of all reported violent incidents and has more repeat victims than any other crime, according to a Home Office report published today.”

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The Guardian, 31st October 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Witness plan for ‘honour’ cases – BBC News

Posted October 22nd, 2008 in domestic violence, forced marriages, Islam, news, witnesses by sally

“Police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are being urged to review their witness protection schemes to help combat ‘honour crimes’.”

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BBC News, 22nd October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Domestic violence: six new special courts announced – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 21st, 2008 in domestic violence, press releases by sally

“Victims of domestic violence will receive extra help and support from six new Specialist Domestic Violence Courts, announced today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 20th October 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Former Mr Gay UK jailed for 30 years for cooking and eating flesh of boyfriend – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 20th, 2008 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A chef who murdered a boyfriend before cooking a section of his flesh with fresh herbs and olive oil and chewing a piece has been jailed for a minimum of 30 years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th October 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man killed wife in Facebook row – BBC News

Posted October 17th, 2008 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A man has been jailed for life for stabbing his wife to death over a posting she made on the social networking site Facebook.”

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BBC News, 17th October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk