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Gwent Police officers 'failed to safeguard' woman before stabbing

Three Gwent Police officers took insufficient action to safeguard a woman who was later stabbed by her ex-partner, the police watchdog has found.

Christine Evans called for help as Martin Bowen, 24, was texting her, in breach of a harassment warning in 2014.

But officers did not attend her Newport home, and hours later Bowen stabbed her in the neck and chest.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) found there was a case to answer for misconduct.

Jan Williams, IPCC Commissioner for Wales, said police had "failed to safeguard" Ms Evans.

Carys Notley reports.

  • 23 Mar 2016