Fears at sudden fall in domestic abuse cases

Fears at sudden fall in domestic abuse cases

The number of Wigan people prosecuted for domestic violence has plummeted by almost a third in just a year.
But experts say that this shouldn’t be cause for celebration: the likely cause is fewer victims’ coming forward due to legal aid cuts.
A Freedom of Information Act request shows there was a 30 per cent fall in domestic violence prosecutions in Greater Manchester in the first six months of this year compared to same period a year before.
A Wigan charity which supports victims of domestic violence today expressed shock and surprise at the news because it says it has experienced an... read more

27 September 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 30
Source: Wigan Today

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