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