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Category Archives: Domestic Violence

Domestic abuse call to Portsmouth Police every three hours

Domestic abuse is a problem across the country, and Sergeant James Noble, of the Safer Neighbourhood team for Eastney and Milton, says that his team deals with it on a three hourly basis. According to domestic abuse charity Aurora New Dawn, they have had 173 people from Portsmouth referred to them for help in the…
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Domestic Abuse in Portsmouth and its Consequences

Domestic abuse remains a significant issue in Portsmouth according to a draft report on Portsmouth’s Tackling Poverty strategy for 2015-2018. It is seen as having a detrimental effect on employment as well as housing with domestic abuse being a commonly quoted reason for homelessness in women. The report suggests that the impact on very young…
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Girl threatened by family if she did not marry

A girl from Croydon was subjected to abuse and threatened by her family if she refused to go to Afghanistan to get married, the High Court has heard. The girl had reported her concerns to professionals and her mother said her father would “cut off her head” if she ever reported anything again. The Local…
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Restraining order after hammer threat

A Fareham man has been given a two year Restraining Order after admitting two counts of criminal damage, an assault and sending malicious communications to his ex girlfriend. After separating, the man went to his ex’s work. She wanted to keep things calm and offered him a lift. Whilst in the car he waved a…
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‘Modern Family’ star victim of abuse

Best known as Haley from Modern Family, Sarah Hyland had received "vile, threatening and emotionally disturbing texts and voice mails including his own suicide threats" from her ex-boyfriend. The court papers also stated that he had "physically and verbally abused her for the last four years". The reports stated that he allegedly threw a lighter…
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Domestic Abuse advisors appointed by the NFL

Domestic abuse in American Football taken seriously The NFL have appointed three female advisors to outline policy in relation to domestic abuse. The appointment follows criticism after a player was handed, what was later seen as, a lenient punishment for punching his partner. After a video surfaced showing him punch her, he was released by…
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Are you worried your child may be removed from the country ?

When parents separate and communication is difficult it can be a real worry if one parent thinks the other may leave the country with the child(ren). The questions we are often asked are: Can I make sure my child will be returned from holiday? Can I prevent my child from moving abroad? Can I get…
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Stay at home mums and post-nuptial agreement

A case is currently ongoing in which a wife seeks to be compensated for having given up work to raise the couple’s children. The couple were married for 21 years and have two adult children. They were earning similar incomes when the wife stopped work to raise their children. The husband now earns significantly more…
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Court allows challenge to legal aid rules

On Friday, the High Court granted permission for a legal challenge to the changes in legal aid to progress. Rights of Women have launched this challenge, saying that the evidence criteria, that a person has to prove they were a victim of domestic abuse to get legal aid, is unlawful. The decision is welcomed by…
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