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A man with a history of abusing and stalking women should not be told that his baby son has been placed for adoption, a High Court judge has decided. Mr Justice Cobb heard the man had multiple convictions for assaulting and harassing former partners, and the baby's mother feared that…
A man who brutally murdered his mother-in-law after she helped her daughter escape their unhappy arranged marriage has been jailed for a minimum of 21 years. The killing on the morning of February 7 took place just days after the victim's daughter left Muhammad Tafham, 31, to move back in…
Men's welfare campaigners fear an "unconscious bias" is causing police to ignore psychological abuse of vulnerable men by a partner and focus only on female victims. The comments came after it emerged that in the first year since a law against engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour in an intimate…
The UK's largest provider of women's refuges has welcomed ministers' decision to ditch plans to devolve funding for the network to local councils. The charity Refuge said that the proposal could have led to the collapse of provision of accommodation for women fleeing violent partners across the country. Plans were…
Ministers have dropped plans for a new local grant fund to pay for councils to provide short-term emergency supported accommodation. The fund was a key part of proposals set out last October, when Theresa May abandoned former chancellor George Osborne's plan for a cap to cut housing benefit costs in…
Two brothers whose mother and sister were killed in a domestic abuse attack by their father have written a book about their ordeal. Luke and Ryan Hart's lives changed dramatically after mother Claire, 50, and 19-year-old sister Charlotte were shot dead by Lance Hart in a leisure centre car park…
Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has pledged to look at how victims’ rights could be strengthened after meeting the family of a teenage girl who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. Relatives of Michelle Stewart (pictured) met with Mr Yousaf in Ayr to make the case for changes dubbed “Michelle’s Law”. She…
A serial domestic abuser who broke into his ex-girlfriend's home and tried to stab her has had his sentence increased by appeal judges. Gambling addict Matthew White (pictured) smashed his way into his victim's house through a window, armed with a large kitchen knife, and attacked her while her three…
A woman who wants to divorce her husband of 40 years because she says their marriage has broken down is "devastated" after losing a Supreme Court fight, a lawyer has said. Five Supreme Court justices have ruled that Tini Owens must stay married to Hugh Owens (pictured). One, Supreme Court…
A "Snapchat queen" who posted a video of her boyfriend dying in a pool of blood has been found guilty of orchestrating his killing. Fatima Khan (pictured), 20, plotted with a love rival to kill Afghan asylum seeker Khalid Safi, 18, who she had been seeing for two years. Mr…
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.…
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