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Rise in violence against women

Author: Qimi Jiang While violence against men continues to fall, new research uncovers upward trend coinciding with austerity-led cuts to domestic violence services . Read more: https://mobile.twitter.com/the_police_fdn/status/687225932302663680

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Love You to Death – A Year of Domestic Violence

Author: Qimi Jiang On average, seven women a month in Britain are killed by their male partner or ex-partner. This documentary reveals that  the gripping and untold human stories behind this shocking yet faceless statistic, shedding light on a majorly important subject.   Read more:...

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Stacey Dooley: The Truth about Domestic Violence (BBC Three documentary)

Author: Steph Niciu @StephNiciu Every 60 seconds the British police receive a 999 call to a domestic violent incident. Many people believe it only happens to older, married women, but girls aged 16 to 24 are as, if not more, likely to experience violence from their boyfriends than their adult counterparts. Presenter Stacey Dooley investigates the issue in her new documentary for BBC Three,...

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Merseyside’s hidden crime epidemic: almost 100 domestic violence incidents every day

Author: Steph Niciu @StephNiciu Domestic violence on Merseyside is reported to police almost 100 times every day the Liverpool ECHO has revealed. Over 33,600 incidents of domestic abuse were recorded over the past year. Despite the worrying numbers, abuse charities believe countless other victims are “suffering in silence.” Read...

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Pregnant Pakistani woman beaten to death with bricks by relatives

Author: Steph Niciu @StephNiciu Pregnant Pakistani woman beaten to death with bricks by relatives Farzana Parveen, 25, was beaten to death with bricks by a group of 20 people, including her brother, father and cousin. Parveen was three months pregnant when she brutally attacked outside a high court in the eastern city of Lahore. She was killed for ‘honour’ after refusing to marry her cousin...

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Domestic violence: One month’s death toll

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Domestic violence in North Liverpool six times higher than national average

Domestic violence in North Liverpool six times higher than national average

Author: Steph Niciu @StephNiciu DOMESTIC violence in North Liverpool is six times higher than the national average, a Liverpool City Council report has revealed. Eight Labour councillors came together in April, to express their concern at the loss of important services in city, which help prevent violence against women and girls. They called upon Mayor Joe Anderson to contact the Minister of...

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The Simon Gittany trial should be a wake up call for abusive men

Women already know when they’re in an abusive relationship – and leaving their perpetrators is highly dangerous. It is abusers and their support networks who need to be urgently targeted Simon Gittany was found guilty of murdering fiancée Lisa Harnum, and some commentators will have you believe there is a message for women to take home in the circumstances and details of the trial....

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The woman on a mission to expose sexual abuse

When film-maker Anna Hall found out about the exploitation of girls in Telford, she had to bring the evidence to a wider public Anna Hall is nothing if not patient. It was 17 years ago, over a cup of coffee in her adopted home city of Leeds, when she first heard that some British Pakistani men were grooming, raping and trafficking young white girls. She immediately knew she should bring the...

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Oxford sex gang found guilty of grooming and exploiting young girls

Police and social workers apologised yesterday for not protecting vulnerable schoolgirls who were sexually abused and exploited by a paedophile ring. The admissions of failure come after victims as young as 11 were drugged and raped when they were supposed to be in official care. A gang of men were found guilty of a catalogue of offences including rape, trafficking and organising prostitution...

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Husband killed and burnt wife, then took world trip on her cash

A man murdered his wife a week after they were married before using her money to go travelling around the world. Jamie Starbuck, 36, was jailed for life after admitting murdering and disposing of his wife Debbie’s body before fleeing Britain. Nottingham Crown Court heard that Starbuck dismembered and burnt his 44-year-old wife’s body in the garden of their home in Old Basford,...

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Men are victims as well as perpetrators of sex crime. So why aren’t they talking?

As many men as women must be appalled by the threat of sexual predators. It’s time they were part of the conversation I tried to read the newspapers on the train yesterday morning but kept being tripped up by the details. I managed a few paragraphs about the death of 12-year-old Tia Sharp, before arriving at the detail that a sex toy with her blood on it had been found in the house the...

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Ex-police officer faces nine rape charges

Wayne Richardson-Scott, who was a constable in the Cleveland force, also faces allegations of sexual assault and assault A former policeman has been charged with nine counts of rape and other sexual offences, some allegedly perpetrated while he was a serving officer. Wayne Richardson-Scott, a former police constable with the Cleveland force, is due to appear at Teesside magistrates court next...

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‘I was gang raped by my boyfriend and his friends – then tattooed with his name’: How domestic violence victims are permanently ‘branded’ by their attackers

A young victim of domestic violence has told how she was savagely attacked and tattooed with the name of her abuser as part of a worrying new trend. Latishia Sanchez, 20, from Albuquerque, New Mexico, revealed to CBS that she was just 14 years old when she was raped by five men, including her then boyfriend. During the assault they branded his name ‘Aaron’ in large script lettering...

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Reporting College Rapes: How Campuses Address Abuse

This fall, HuffPost reconnected with Angie Epifano, a 22-year-old rape survivor who dropped out of Amherst College, an elite school that she claims ignored her report and protected her rapist instead. Months earlier, she sought to improve the support for victims of sexual assault on the Amherst College campus, believing that she hadn’t done enough. So Epifano wrote about the incident in her...

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Domestic violence figures are disturbingly high, says charity

Citizens Advice says it received reports of attacks from 13,500 people – 80% of them women – in 2012 When the emergency services arrived at Rebecca Beattie’s home, a trail of blood led to where she lay, battered, on the kitchen floor. A day after he had promised to kill her if she left him, her partner returned home to find her with friends – attacking them and then repeatedly...

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Felixstowe: Man, 32, jailed after trying to convince 15-year-old girl to meet up for a ‘good time’

Richard Stean, 32, had been made the subject of a sexual offences prevention order by a court in 2009 banning him from contacting children under 16 and inviting children under 16 to his home, Ipswich Crown Court heard. He breached the order by inviting a 15-year-old boy back to his flat and by allowing the boy to use his phone to contact his 13-year-old girlfriend last September. Police seized...

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Women sex trafficking other women: the problem is getting worse

More and more women are luring victims into prostitution, with the UK considered fertile ground. So what can be done? Ever since Cynthia Payne became famous for accepting Luncheon Vouchers in lieu of sexual services in the 1987 hit film Personal Services, the female pimp has been glamorised and made to seem benign. But women who trade in women can be as brutal and cruel as their male counterparts...

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The Guardian: Rape conviction rate at an all-time high

CPS statistics reveal conviction rate is currently at 63% as prosecutors respond to claims too few cases appear in court Conviction rates for rape and domestic violence cases have risen to an all time high, the director of public prosecutions (DPP) has revealed, amid criticism that too few cases are being brought to court. Figures released by the Crown Prosecution Service show that the conviction...

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