New domestic abuse laws promise to put victims at the centre

The PCC welcomes proposed new laws which he says will help the police and other agencies tackle the impact of domestic abuse more successfully.

Martyn Underhill writes: "Three years ago I met with one of our MPs, along with three domestic abuse victims from our county who had suffered at the hands of their ex partners. They all reported the same issue to the MP - their ex partners, many of whom had injunctions against them, cross examined them in the family courts during divorce or access hearings.

"Now, the government’s new Domestic Abuse Bill promises to deal with one of the key issues facing victims by banning this practice..."

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