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Domestic abusers should be put on a register as part of a "vital step change" to protect survivors, according to a new report. London Assembly Labour group leader Len Duvall believes a register like the one imposed on sex offenders is needed as "reoffending remains too high" in a society…
One in seven men who reported being "raped" by women said they were physically overpowered or threatened with a weapon. A survey of 154 British men claiming to be victims of forced sex with women found that a fifth had succumbed to blackmail and verbal threats. But a high proportion,…
Dozens of prisoners have been released by mistake as violence in jails surged to a new high, official figures reveal. Seventy-one convicted criminals or suspects were erroneously freed in 2016/17 - a rise of seven on the previous year and the highest number since current records started a decade ago.…
Aggressive teenage boys will be targeted to stop them turning into abusers under a £17 million wave of projects to tackle domestic violence, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced. Funding is being put into 41 schemes to end violence against women and girls across England and Wales and nearly half…
A University of Worcester academic says more work needs to be done to determine the most effective ways of preventing domestic violence. Erica Bowen, Professor of Violence Prevention Research at the University’s National Centre for the Study and Prevention of Violence and Abuse (NCSPVA), is calling for greater investment in…
Some of Britain's biggest festivals are to black out their websites for 24-hours as part of a campaign highlighting sexual assaults at music events. Festivals including Bestival, Parklife, BoomTown Fair and Secret Garden Party are part of the initiative aiming to "push awareness of sexual safety to the fore" and…
Failure to take action on stalking could lead to an escalation in violence and potentially death, a study of more than 350 homicides suggests. The results of a six-month study claim there is a strong correlation between some key stalking behaviours and homicides. Criminologists found that stalking was present in…
A couple who sexually abused a mentally-disordered woman held prisoner in their home for six years have been sentenced to a total of 18 years in prison. Keith and Caroline Baker raped and sexually abused their traumatised and emaciated victim, who had no way of escaping them. Neighbours in Craigavon…
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