Police make use of domestic violence law

Police make use of domestic violence law

Police make use of domestic violence law

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POLICE have used new legislation to protect victims of domestic violence – within two days of it being made law.

Essex Police were given the power to issue domestic violence protection notices on Sunday.

The notices bar suspects entering homes of alleged victims and making contact with them.

Police were called to incidents in Castle Point and Basildon late on Saturday and early on Sunday following reports of domestic incidents.

In both cases the suspects were arrested and interviewed, but there was insufficient evidence to charge them with crimes. However, after assessing the circumstances, officers requested authorisation from a superintendent for notices to be issued in both cases.

Both cases went to magistrates’ courts yesterday. One man was banned from entering a property for 28 days, the other for 14.

Detective Inspector Nick Burston, of Essex Police public protection unit, said: “To have two authorisations within just over 24 hours of the legislation becoming live in Essex is very encouraging."

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1:35pm Wed 4 Jun 14

sesibollox says...

Good, as it would seem that prior to this coming about, a woman beater could easily get off, if there was a lack of immediate evidence, now its down to circumstance as well for a solid decision
Good, as it would seem that prior to this coming about, a woman beater could easily get off, if there was a lack of immediate evidence, now its down to circumstance as well for a solid decision sesibollox
  • Score: 5

1:51pm Wed 4 Jun 14

tina mambo says...

Well Done Essex Police! Good job!
Well Done Essex Police! Good job! tina mambo
  • Score: 1

2:36pm Wed 4 Jun 14

the25man says...

Bet it won't be used with some ethnic minorities
Bet it won't be used with some ethnic minorities the25man
  • Score: 2

8:05pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Kim Gandy says...

the25man wrote:
Bet it won't be used with some ethnic minorities
Probably not. It will be classed as "cultural".

Remember Victoria Klimbie?

Social workers are hardly the brightest bulbs in the firmament.
[quote][p][bold]the25man[/bold] wrote: Bet it won't be used with some ethnic minorities[/p][/quote]Probably not. It will be classed as "cultural". Remember Victoria Klimbie? Social workers are hardly the brightest bulbs in the firmament. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 1

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