New power over stalkers

PC Danielle Ruzewicz was left permanently scarred in the attack

‘Savage’ thug bit PC like a ‘wild animal’ as she went to his aid

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NEW powers can jail anyone perpetrating psychological or emotional abuse.

The coercive or controlling behaviour offence is in force.

It means victims who experience coercive and controlling behaviour that stops short of serious physical violence, but amounts to extreme psychological and emotional abuse, can bring their perpetrators to justice.