Domestic abusers to be added to violent and sex offender register in new crackdown

The most dangerous domestic abusers will be recorded on the violent and sex offender register under new proposals aimed at better protecting the public. Around 2.4 million people in England and Wales experienced domestic abuse in the last year, with around one in five homicides related to it, according to the Home Office. Starting immediately, anyone jailed for 12 months or more for coercive control, including suspended sentences, will be placed on the violent and sex offender register. This means they will have to tell police their…

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