A decade of terror, but ‘too late’ to prosecute abuser



A domestic violence victim has revealed how she suffered a decade of abuse before gaining the courage to come forward – only to be told it was too late to pursue an assault charge against her attacker.
The 30-year-old, from Preston, spoke as figures reveal the number of prosecutions for domestic violence in Lancashire dropped by almost a quarter in the first half of this year, compared to the same time last year.
The mum-of-two was driven to come forward after her partner inflicted an ongoing assault throughout the night, brandishing a pointed weapon and threatening to hurt her – but it... read more

 
30 September 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 23
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