PICTURE POSED BY MODEL A shadow of a man with a clenched fist as a woman cowers in the corner
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'Controlling' domestic abuse - new law introduced

A new domestic abuse offence of 'coercive and controlling behaviour' has come into force in England and Wales.

It targets those who may use non-violent methods of abuse such as stopping someone from socialising, dictating what they wear or monitoring their social media accounts.

Offenders could be jailed for up to 5 years and fined.

Jane-Frances Kelly reports.

  • 29 Dec 2015
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