Police tackle domestic violence with scheme

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THREE people have ended relationships after getting information about their partner from the police.

It comes as 16 people requested information from Hampshire police in just a month under Clare’s Law.

The law was brought in after Clare Wood was murdered by her boyfriend George Appleton in Salford 2009.

Police gave out information to five people under the Clare’s Law, called the domestic violence disclosure scheme.

In a further three cases, people decided to end their relationships after meeting with police.

Potential victims or friends, relatives, carer or neighbour with a specific concern can ask for information.

Superintendent Ben Snuggs leads on domestic abuse at Hampshire police.

He said: ‘At the heart of the scheme is our commitment to improving our ability to identify and protect people who are most vulnerable.’