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Dumfries and Galloway domestic abuse strategy reviewed

Consultation has started on a further three-year strategy to tackle domestic abuse in Dumfries and Galloway.

It will see a development of the work carried out by the region's Domestic Abuse and Violence against Women Partnership.

Deputy Chief Constable Mike McCormick, who chairs the group, said it wanted to look afresh at issues which had emerged since its formation three years ago.

He said "early intervention" was one area they were keen to explore.

He said that could involve talking to young people about what they should "put up with and not put up with" in a relationship.

"They then get embedded in their relationship and in their personal attitude a good understanding of what they should expect from a partner and how they should behave towards a partner," he added.

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