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New ‘coercive and controlling behaviour’ offence for #domesticabuse

Coercive and controlling behaviour can include the abuser preventing their victim from having friendships or hobbies, refusing them access to money and determining tiny aspects of their everyday life, such as when they are allowed to eat, sleep and go to the toilet.

Witness testimony could be supported at prosecution through documentary evidence, including threatening emails, text messages and bank statements that show the abuser has sought to control the victim financially.

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About Paul Hooper, WCC (584 Articles)
Group Manager: Community Safety and Substance Misuse
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