Sunderland charity welcomes plans for tougher sanctions on domestic abusers

Clare Phillipson of Wearside Women in Need

Clare Phillipson of Wearside Women in Need

DOMESTIC violence campaigners on Wearside have welcomed the news that a future Labour Government would look to introduce stricter sanctions against abusive partners.

Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said the party would appoint a commissioner to oversee “national standards” in cases where offenders avoid prosecution.

Ms Cooper says more offenders are now avoiding court action as “community resolutions” are being used instead.

 

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