Wiltshire domestic abusers banned from home

Related Stories

More than 160 people suspected of domestic violence have been temporarily banned from their homes in Wiltshire.

The Domestic Violence Protection Orders, which were introduced last year, can ban people before they are convicted of any crime.

They aim to stop alleged abusers from having contact with their victims.

Wiltshire Police have been given permission by the Home Office to extend the year-long trial, which initially ended in June.

'Explore options'

Det Insp Matt Stone said the force had applied to magistrates' courts for a total of 189 protection orders, which force alleged abusers to stay away from victims for between 14 and 28 days.

"This allows the victim time to consider how they want to progress and what legal options they want to explore to make the exclusions permanent," he said.

Meanwhile, in a separate trial, there have been 19 applications for information on a partner with a history of domestic violence.

In the last four months, the police force has given out details of two people as part of a trial dubbed Clare's Law, named after a woman who was murdered by a former partner she met on Facebook.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Wiltshire

Weather

Swindon

Min. Night 1 °C

Features

  • Mukesh SinghNo remorse

    Delhi bus rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back


  • Aimen DeanI spied

    The founder member of al-Qaeda who worked for MI6


  • Before and after shotsPerfect body

    Just how reliable are 'before and after' photos?


  • Woman with closed eyeStrange light show

    What do you see when you close your eyes?


  • Sony WalkmanLost ideas

    What has happened to Japan's inventors?


Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.