Huge change planned in domestic violence laws, as perpetrators will be charged even if they don’t live with their victim
SCHÄDLER, who force women they don’t live with, can finally be prosecuted by the police.
Today’s police leadership has been expanded to provide better protection.
The requirement of “living together” has been removed from the descriptions of direction or coercion offences.
This means that victims who are still being abused by an ex-partner or family member they no longer live with are better protected.
Protection Secretary Sarah Dines said: “This updated guidance will provide victims with broader protections and help police bring more offenders to justice.”
Love Island star Malin Andersson, 30, who is a domestic violence survivor, welcomed the announcement.
She said: “The psychological trauma of being in an abusive relationship can leave victims feeling very isolated.
“This new guidance will help those people know exactly what compulsive or controlling behavior is and speak up and report it.”
Forced control was made a criminal offense in 2015. In the year to March 2022, 41,626 crimes were recorded by police in England and Wales – up from 33,954 in 2021.
The change came after consultation with charities, victims of abuse and support services.
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