Domestic abuse: Guidelines recommend tougher sentences

People convicted of domestic abuse offences in England and Wales will be more likely to go to prison in future, under new sentencing guidelines.

For the first time, the guidance will say domestic offences should be treated more seriously than similar crimes not involving partners or family members.

The new guidance will also extend domestic abuse to include non-physical forms – like threats on social media.

Charity Refuge described the move as “a huge step forward”.

Read more on this link to the BBC

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