September 22nd, 2016

Concerns grow after lack of coercion charges in Worcestershire

Concerns grow after lack of coercion charges in Worcestershire Concerns grow after lack of coercion charges in Worcestershire
Updated: 3:37 pm, Sep 01, 2016

CONCERNS are growing for victims of domestic violence as no charges have been made under the new Coercive Control Law throughout Warwickshire and West Mercia Police since it came into force.

Law firm, Simpson Millar sent a Freedom of Information request to every police force in England and found several of them had not charged a single person under the new branch of the Serious Crime Act.

The highest number of charges was in Kent, but that still only saw 13 people charged.

Emma Pearmaine, head of family services at the firm said: “Victims shouldn’t stay silent, but keep a diary of what might be abusive events and make a formal complaint to the police as soon as they feel controlled or threatened by their partner or other family member.”

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