Violent past disclosure figures welcomed

AN MP has welcomed the number of applications to police for information about violent partners.

Friday, 11th March 2016, 6:01 am

Hampshire police received 181 application under Clare’s Law, making 78 disclosures, between March and December 2014.

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Speaking in the House of Commons, Fareham MP Suella Fernandes said: ‘Domestic violence is not always physical.

‘It can be psychological and emotional, which is why we have introduced a new offence of coercive and controlling behaviour.

‘Of course, all those numbers mean nothing to women and girls who are still suffering abuse, and it is for them that I speak today.’