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Boyfriend dripped Superglue into girlfriend’s eye while she slept – Yahoo

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A man has been jailed after he dripped Superglue into his girlfriend’s eye while she was asleep. Thomas Patton, 29, subjected his partner to a campaign of violence and intimidation during their relationship last year, which left her too terrified to leave him.

The victim, who now lives in constant fear and rarely leaves her home, feared that Patton would kill her after he chillingly told her he “would rather see her dead than with someone else.

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Non-Fatal strangulation and suffocation: proposed sentencing guidelines unveiled | Solicitors Journal

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The Sentencing Council has released a draft sentencing guideline for non-fatal strangulation and suffocation offences, aiming to ensure consistent and proportionate sentencing across England and Wales.

The guideline, a response to the Domestic Abuse Act 2021, encompasses both domestic and non-domestic contexts and outlines the severity of these acts, which can induce significant psychological harm even in the absence of physical injuries. Her Honour Judge Rosa Dean highlights the gravity of such offences and emphasises the need for appropriate sentencing to address the fear and trauma experienced by victims. Seeking feedback from legal professionals and stakeholders, the Council aims to establish clear and effective sentencing standards for these serious offences.

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“Pure evil” Southsea woman beater whose ex took own life admits coercive control on another woman – MSN

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A “pure evil” woman beater whose merciless abuse led to his partner taking her own life has now admitted coercive control on another woman who was left black and blue with bruises all over her body.

Southsea woman-hater Marc Masterton, 26, admitted a charge of coercive control at Portsmouth Crown Court against his former girlfriend Zoe Castle. She was tormented by the violent offender for over two years from July 2017 to September 2019.

The brave woman has now revealed the extent of the abuse she was subjected to and posted pictures on social media of her battered body covered in large bruises. Ms Castle said she was inspired to come forward after learning of the tragic death of Masterton’s recent girlfriend Chloe Holland on February 1 last year.

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Reassessing presumption of parental involvement in cases involving domestic abuse | Stewarts

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In England, when the family court decides who a child should live or spend time with following a divorce or separation, there is a presumption that the involvement of both parents in a child’s life will further a child’s welfare. This is known as the statutory presumption of parental involvement.

Writing for Family Law Journal, paralegal and former independent domestic violence advisor (“IDVA”) Lea Levine considered the potential damage the presumption of parental involvement can have in children proceedings that involve allegations of abuse (and specifically coercive and controlling behaviour) by one parent towards the other.

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The bespoke college course helping domestic abuse survivors | The Herald

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By definition, those being supported and protected in Women’s Aid refuges are both vulnerable and isolated. For many, their safety may depend upon anonymity and a significant physical distance being established between their previous circumstances and their new arrangements.

But Leanne Temporal, a family support worker at Women’s Aid, believes that tackling these sorts of issues is part of her job, which led her to reach out to New College Lanarkshire in the hope that they could work together.

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Mother whose abusive ex-partner broke her hand leads campaign to change law over access to children | Yahoo

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When Michelle’s ex-partner broke her hand – she knew enough was enough.

A line had been crossed. The abuse was emotional, coercive, and now physical. Her, and their child’s safety, was now compromised.

Fearful, Michelle – not her real name – decided that any father-child contact should be supervised.

Michelle’s ex-partner, however, wanted unsupervised contact with their child. He pushed back – and what followed was four years of court proceedings.

Michelle, and other campaigners like her, are calling on the government to end the presumption of contact between parents and their children.

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Daughter of murdered man refuses to accept apology from ‘extremely controlling’ partner | The Irish News

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The daughter of a man stabbed to death by his partner is refusing to accept her apology as she revealed the family’s continued deep anger and pain following the murder.

Father-of-three Tony Browne was fatally stabbed as he slept by partner Wiktoria Maksymowicz at his west Belfast home in October 2022.

The “extremely controlling” 35-year-old Maksymowicz pleaded guilty to murder aggravated by reason of involving domestic abuse. She also pleaded guilty at Belfast Crown Court to stabbing 54-year-old Mr Browne in the leg on the Glider bus the day before she killed him.

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Perth Sheriff Court welcomes pilot on early resolution of domestic abuse cases | Scottish Legal News

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Following the success of the Summary Case Management Pilot for domestic abuse cases at Dundee, Hamilton, Paisley and Glasgow, Perth is now the latest court to benefit from an initiative that has seen a marked reduction in the number of victims and witnesses in summary cases having to attend court.

Sheriff Principal Gillian Wade KC issued a practice note on 24 April extending the SCM pilot to Perth, where it will apply to all summary complaints involving charges of domestic abuse in which the first calling occurs on or after 13 May 2024.

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Survivors endangered by early prison release of domestic abusers without notice, adviser says | The Guardian

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Domestic abuse commissioner criticises lack of warning of policy to free prisoners in England and Wales up to 70 days early

Survivors of domestic abuse have been put in danger by ministers’ failure to give notice of the early release from prison of their abusers, a Home Office adviser has said.

Nicole Jacobs, the independent domestic abuse commissioner, criticised the lack of warning of a new policy to free prisoners up to 70 days early from full jails.

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Survivors endangered by early prison release of domestic abusers without notice, adviser says | The Guardian

‘Missed opportunities’ after dads raised domestic abuse concerns before child murders | Yahoo

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There were missed opportunities to help two murdered County Durham toddlers in the lead-up to their deaths after their fathers raised concerns about domestic abuse, a new report has found.

Two-and-a-half-year-old Maya Chappell was shaken to death by her mother’s new partner, Michael Daymond, at her Shotton Colliery home in September 2022. Daymond is now serving a sentence for murder, and Maya’s mother Dana Carr was found guilty of child cruelty, neglect, and allowing the death of a child.

Two months after Maya’s tragic murder, Dwelaniyah Robinson, three, died in Ushaw Moor after being violently shaken by his mother Christina Robinson. She was convicted of murder, and a raft of child cruelty offences said to have taken place in the weeks leading up to Dwelaniyah’s death.

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