East Lancashire victims of domestic violence set to receive greater protection

East Lancashire victims of domestic violence set to receive greater protection

East Lancashire victims of domestic violence set to receive greater protection

First published in News Blackburn Citizen: Photograph of the Author by , Crime reporter

VICTIMS of domestic abuse in Lancashire are set to receive more protection than ever before.

It comes as Lancashire Police welcomed new legislation being piloted in the region allowing officers to act quickly to support those abused by their partners.

Det Supt Sue Cawley, head of the public protection unit, said the domestic violence protection notices and court issued protection orders were a welcome addition to the police’s tools for helping victims.

She said: “The provision of a notice, followed by a successful application for a court order, will allow victims a respite period where they will have the opportunity to work with professionals and review their options for their future.”

The legislation can be used when a domestic incident happens and violence has been used or threatened by an adult and the level of violence causes an officer to fear for the on-going safety of the victim.

Police will consider issuing a notice when an arrested person is released from custody and is given a caution, unconditionally bailed or no further action is taken against them.

When somebody is issued with a DVPN, which is valid for 48 hours, it will prevent them from making contact with the victim and living at the same address as them throughout the period of the notice.

During the 48 hour period, the police will then apply to the court for a DVPO and can impose other restrictions for between 14 and 28 days. If the order is breached, the person can be arrested and kept in custody to appear before the next available court.

Det Supt Cawley added: “Feedback from the national pilot schemes have shown numerous benefits to victims. Victims are able to live without fear, as well as re-contacting family members who they had lost contact with due to their abusive relationship.

“By introducing these orders we hope to send a clear message that we will not tolerate domestic abuse and that by supporting victims and working with our partners we will make Lancashire a safer place.”

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2:14pm Sat 26 Jul 14

andy1 says...

For genuine cases thats fine however what about those who make it up Det Supt Sue Cawley what action do you intend to do with them if any thing. There are a lot of false accusations against both sexes. The genuine victims against both sexes get my sympathy the liars lock them up which you tend to fail to do,
For genuine cases thats fine however what about those who make it up Det Supt Sue Cawley what action do you intend to do with them if any thing. There are a lot of false accusations against both sexes. The genuine victims against both sexes get my sympathy the liars lock them up which you tend to fail to do, andy1
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4:14pm Sat 26 Jul 14

batman22 says...

This is fine but what do the police do when it is one of there officers that is being abusive to there parnter. My wife to be went throught 18months of hell with her Ex and several different kinds of abuse. he got questioned, oh so they say and he wasnt allowed to contact her for 6 months while they investigated but he was still working in the police. The decided there was not enough evidence so that was that. The same day this decision was made we was right back to arrassing her, it went on for another 12months plus, constant texting and verbal abuse. She contacted the police again who came for a statement and took her phone away, 1 hour later they arrived back at the house saying there is not enought evidence. These kind of people with high powered jobs think there are invinsible and can get away with anything.
This is fine but what do the police do when it is one of there officers that is being abusive to there parnter. My wife to be went throught 18months of hell with her Ex and several different kinds of abuse. he got questioned, oh so they say and he wasnt allowed to contact her for 6 months while they investigated but he was still working in the police. The decided there was not enough evidence so that was that. The same day this decision was made we was right back to arrassing her, it went on for another 12months plus, constant texting and verbal abuse. She contacted the police again who came for a statement and took her phone away, 1 hour later they arrived back at the house saying there is not enought evidence. These kind of people with high powered jobs think there are invinsible and can get away with anything. batman22
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9:58pm Sat 26 Jul 14

andy1 says...

batman22 wrote:
This is fine but what do the police do when it is one of there officers that is being abusive to there parnter. My wife to be went throught 18months of hell with her Ex and several different kinds of abuse. he got questioned, oh so they say and he wasnt allowed to contact her for 6 months while they investigated but he was still working in the police. The decided there was not enough evidence so that was that. The same day this decision was made we was right back to arrassing her, it went on for another 12months plus, constant texting and verbal abuse. She contacted the police again who came for a statement and took her phone away, 1 hour later they arrived back at the house saying there is not enought evidence. These kind of people with high powered jobs think there are invinsible and can get away with anything.
With you I agree on the problem I have are the ones who lie in your case its clear there was harassment etc.
[quote][p][bold]batman22[/bold] wrote: This is fine but what do the police do when it is one of there officers that is being abusive to there parnter. My wife to be went throught 18months of hell with her Ex and several different kinds of abuse. he got questioned, oh so they say and he wasnt allowed to contact her for 6 months while they investigated but he was still working in the police. The decided there was not enough evidence so that was that. The same day this decision was made we was right back to arrassing her, it went on for another 12months plus, constant texting and verbal abuse. She contacted the police again who came for a statement and took her phone away, 1 hour later they arrived back at the house saying there is not enought evidence. These kind of people with high powered jobs think there are invinsible and can get away with anything.[/p][/quote]With you I agree on the problem I have are the ones who lie in your case its clear there was harassment etc. andy1
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2:33am Sun 27 Jul 14

noddy57 says...

Its about a century too late for most of them.
Its about a century too late for most of them. noddy57
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