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Police 'overwhelmed' by increase in domestic abuse cases

Police forces in England and Wales are on the verge of being "overwhelmed" by a surge in reports of domestic abuse, inspectors have claimed.

Recorded cases rose 31% between 2013 and 2015, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) said.

Meanwhile, a separate HMIC report found 31 out of 43 forces must improve their protection of vulnerable people.

Keith Doyle reports.

  • 15 Dec 2015
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