The Tories are letting domestic abuse victims down. Read more here -

The Attorney General shouldn’t preen himself in the press for his recent success in lengthening too short jail sentences for robbers and burglars (Times & Telegraph both 24.8.16) Instead he should tackle the unduly lenient sentences handed out for domestic abuse – as the Tories’ election manifesto pretended they would.

In a typical case at Teesside Court, a long term abuser got one year’s suspended prison sentence, for violently attacking his partner to stop her leaving him. He bit her on the face, put a knife to her neck, squeezed her throat until she choked, threatened to scald her

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PRESS RELEASE: Domestic abuse. Children can learn by example.

Northumbria Police / OPCC campaign to tackle domestic violence over the festive period.

‘Children can learn by example’ – that’s the message of Northumbria Police and Vera Baird’s campaign tackling domestic violence over the festive period.Launched on Thursday 27th November, the forcewide initiative asks those involved in a domestically abusive relationship, whether as the victim or the perpetrator, to think about the affect their behaviour is having on children living under the same roof. It’s being supported by Vera Baird, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria.

Regardless of whether the child has been physically abused, witnessing

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The Guardian – 26th September 2014. “Police Commissioners seek inquiry…”

North East Police & Crime Commissioners say Judge Moorhouse’s lax sentence told women that “male judges will not protect them”

Read more by clicking here www.theguardian.com/society/2014/sep/26/police-commissioners-inquiry-judge-leniency-domestic-abuse