ASBO-style protection for abuse victims

ASBO-style protection for abuse victims

ASBO-style protection for abuse victims

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Domestic abuse victims will be given greater protection under a new scheme similar to an ASBO.

Thames Valley Police will have the power to prevent an alleged abusive partner visiting certain locations or people immediately after an alleged incident, otherwise they face arrest. A Domestic Violence Protection Notice will be imposed initially by police which will act like a temporary restraining order, stopping alleged attackers from going near the victim.

After this a Domestic Violence Protection Orders will be imposed at a magistrates’ court 48 hours later and can last for between 14 and 28 days. The order is a civil matter, similar to an ASBO, meaning police can take action if there is not enough evidence for a criminal charge.

The notices and orders can stop the attacker evicting or excluding the victim from a specified address and entering or getting close to a specified address.

An offender will be arrested if any of the conditions are breached.

Chief Inspector Emma Garside said: “These notices and orders give the police and magistrates the power to protect victims of domestic violence when there isn’t enough evidence to charge the perpetrator.”

Under current law, bail conditions cannot be imposed if there is insufficient evidence to charge someone with a violent crime.

This can mean a perpetrator could be free to return to attack their ex-partner again.

Victims will not have to write a statement or appear in court against their will for such orders.

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7:46am Tue 1 Jul 14

Lord Palmerstone says...

"Chief Inspector Emma Garside said: “These notices and orders give the police and magistrates the power to protect victims of domestic violence when there isn’t enough evidence to charge the perpetrator"
Asked whether she should have said "protect alleged victims" &"alleged perpetrator" the Hauptsturmfuhrer-sor
ry Chief Inspector -said "look these things will be used against men and if a women suggests a man might have done something wrong, well of course it will be true. Men are always perpetrators"
I wonder if Blunkett, even in his Quinn psychosis days, would have dreamt this one up, or is it just a measure of how far and how fast this country is failing?
"Chief Inspector Emma Garside said: “These notices and orders give the police and magistrates the power to protect victims of domestic violence when there isn’t enough evidence to charge the perpetrator" Asked whether she should have said "protect alleged victims" &"alleged perpetrator" the Hauptsturmfuhrer-sor ry Chief Inspector -said "look these things will be used against men and if a women suggests a man might have done something wrong, well of course it will be true. Men are always perpetrators" I wonder if Blunkett, even in his Quinn psychosis days, would have dreamt this one up, or is it just a measure of how far and how fast this country is failing? Lord Palmerstone
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8:20am Tue 1 Jul 14

Marco00 says...

Palmerwhatever......
. Why don't you grow a pair and stop being abusively stupid...........
Palmerwhatever...... . Why don't you grow a pair and stop being abusively stupid........... Marco00
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4:07pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Lord Palmerstone says...

Marco00 wrote:
Palmerwhatever......

. Why don't you grow a pair and stop being abusively stupid...........
We HAD something in this country called the Rule of Law. Of course I'd not expect trolls like you to understand what that was.
[quote][p][bold]Marco00[/bold] wrote: Palmerwhatever...... . Why don't you grow a pair and stop being abusively stupid...........[/p][/quote]We HAD something in this country called the Rule of Law. Of course I'd not expect trolls like you to understand what that was. Lord Palmerstone
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12:49pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Yasmin14 says...

This new initiative of notices and orders will help to protect victims of domestic abuse. The ASBO- style protection is a great way to help and support those who are affected. I think it's really important to give individuals the right support and advice they need. You may have heard of the Bracknell Forest Partnership Campaign "It's never ok" which was introduced to offer support, information and help to those affected by domestic abuse http://itsneverok.co
.uk
This new initiative of notices and orders will help to protect victims of domestic abuse. The ASBO- style protection is a great way to help and support those who are affected. I think it's really important to give individuals the right support and advice they need. You may have heard of the Bracknell Forest Partnership Campaign "It's never ok" which was introduced to offer support, information and help to those affected by domestic abuse http://itsneverok.co .uk Yasmin14
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