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A woman who suffered a "lifetime" of abuse from her bullying father has been jailed for nine years after she killed and buried him in her back garden after finding his horde of child abuse photographs. Barbara Coombes (pictured) found a box of photographs belonging to her father, Kenneth Coombes,…
A woman is to receive damages from the man who harassed her for 12 years after they met through an online dating website. Paul Curran's campaign against former marketing consultant Lindsey Goldrick Dean caused her "enormous anxiety, mental distress and embarrassment", said counsel Gervase de Wilde in London on Monday.…
Police forces across the country are being asked to record abuse and harassment of women as a hate crime. Campaign groups want constabularies in England and Wales to follow the example of Nottinghamshire Police in expanding the scope of hate crime offending to include misogyny. An open letter co-signed by…
The Government's free childcare policy is being challenged in the High Court by lone parents and their children, who say they are discriminated against. Free childcare provision for three and four-year-olds whose parents are "deemed to be in work" was doubled from 15 to 30 hours from last year. But…
A council has been told to apologise for acting unfairly towards a mother who wanted to move her son to a new school after she was the victim of "honour"-based violence. Nottingham City Council failed to follow proper procedures and subjected the woman to an inappropriate line of questioning during…
The parents and brothers of a "vulnerable" young man have appeared in court accused of killing him at the family's mansion. Kennedy Ife, 26, allegedly suffered a heart attack after being restrained at the home in Lancaster Avenue, Barnet, north London, in August 2016. His mother Josephine, 55, and father…
Merseyside Police is piloting a new learning tool developed by University of Liverpool that should help officers provide an improved service for victims of the complex new coercive control law. The tool could be used as a face-to-face training aid or adapted as an online resource and will be made…
A cruel couple have been jailed for at least 30 years for torturing their French nanny to death over a bizarre obsession with a former Boyzone pop star. Delusional Sabrina Kouider, 35, and her timid partner Ouissem Medouni, 40, killed 21-year-old Sophie Lionnet over a false belief she was in…
A change in the law is being demanded by the Victims' Commissioner to stop victims of domestic violence being cross-examined by their abusers in the family courts. Baroness Newlove (pictured) said the practice enabled abusive partners "to continue their controlling and coercive behaviour in plain sight". Expressing frustration at the…
A woman has spoken of how she feared she would die at the hands of her increasingly violent and controlling husband after he was jailed for his abusive crimes. Zeenit Bibi endured 16 years of marriage to Aziz Rehman, who kept her a virtual prisoner in their home, routinely beating…
A police force has made history by issuing a protection order for their first identified male victim of forced marriage. South Yorkshire Police described the move as a "huge step forward" in their efforts to prevent "honour-based abuse". The force said it issued a forced marriage protection order on the…
A rule which prevents some victims of sex offences from recovering compensation amounts to discrimination and a breach of human rights laws, senior judges have been told. The Court of Appeal in London is hearing the case of a woman who suffered serious sexual abuse at the hands of her…
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