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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…
A wife who stabbed her husband to death during a drink-fuelled row a week before Christmas has been jailed for eight years. Natasha Jex, 32, used a kitchen knife to inflict the single, fatal blow to her 52-year-old husband Neal at their home in the Penywaun area of Aberdare, South…
A woman who was sexually abused as a child by her stepfather is challenging a law which means she cannot receive compensation because she lived with her attacker. Under the so-called "same roof" rule, victims who shared a home with their abuser before 1979 are not eligible for a payout.…
A promising Oxford University medical student who avoided jail after stabbing her boyfriend with a bread knife has lost an appeal against her suspended sentence. Lavinia Woodward attacked her then partner after drinking at her university accommodation at Christ Church college. The 25-year-old was given a 10-month prison term suspended…
Girls and women in their late teens and early twenties are significantly more likely to suffer abuse at the hands of a current or former partner than those in older age groups, official statistics show. Females who are bisexual, from the poorest households or suffering from a long-term illness also…
A fashion student who poured sulphuric acid over her former partner's face after he left her for another woman has been jailed for at least 12 years. Berlinah Wallace, 48, purchased a bottle of 98% concentration sulphuric acid and viewed 82 websites about it - including post-mortem images - after…
A fashion student has been acquitted of murdering her former partner who died by euthanasia after she threw acid over him as he lay sleeping. Berlinah Wallace, 48, meticulously researched acid attacks and purchased a bottle of 98% concentration sulphuric acid online after Mark van Dongen left her for another…
A drug user who brutally murdered his partner by beating her to death with a metal pole before "obliterating" her remains and disposing of them in bins and a toilet has been jailed for at least 28 years. Dean Lowe (pictured) denied harming Kirby Noden despite admitting to family members…
A 19-year-old woman had to endure "physical abuse" as her parents attempted to force her to marry her first cousin and have a baby with him, a court has heard. The teenager's mother and father, who cannot be named for legal reasons, are on trial accused of luring her to…
Stalkers could be made to wear electronic tags and their victims would receive message alerts when offenders are nearby, police have said.The new initiatives were unveiled for London as Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick admitted the force had failed stalking victims in the past.The number of stalking cases dealt with…
A drug user who claimed his girlfriend was alive and living in South Africa after he beat her to death and then chopped up her body and disposed of it in dustbins and down a toilet has been found guilty of murder.Dean Lowe is facing life in prison after using…
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