24hr Domestic Abuse Helplines:Herefordshire & Shropshire: 0800 783 1359Telford & Wrekin: 0800 840 3747Worcestershire: 0800 980 3331
24hr Domestic Abuse Helplines: Herefordshire & Shropshire: 0800 783 1359
Telford & Wrekin: 0800 840 3747
Worcestershire: 0800 980 3331

We welcome the news today of this extended sentence and echo the statement below shared by Farah Nazeer, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid Federation England, who supported Angel’s family in court yesterday:

“Lenient sentences in domestic abuse cases send a dangerous message – both to perpetrators and survivors of domestic abuse – about how seriously we treat violence against women in this country.

“It is clear that better understanding of domestic abuse and coercive control will bring about improved sentencing in the future, which will ultimately lead to keeping more women safe.

“To prioritise the safety of women and girls, judges must send out a clear message that domestic abuse will not be tolerated.”

To read the full news report visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-60847198