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Mark Williams

Posted 18 April 2017
by Mark Williams

Criminal Behaviour Order issued to protect potential future victims of domestic violence

A man currently serving a three year sentence for ABH, perverting the course justice and witness intimidation is thought to be the first person to be subject to this type of order. 

The order made under Section 22 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 requires the man to inform the police if he enters into a relationship lasting more than fourteen days. This order will remain in place for seven years.

The order also allows the police to inform any partners of the man’s previous violent behaviour. This is provided for under the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme.

Detectives who worked on the victim’s case sought to secure this order after the man was sentenced in February of this year for attacking his partner over a period of several days.

We await with interest whether these types of orders will now start to be rolled out within our local area.

Tozers have a specialised department to deal with domestic violence cases, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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About the author

Mark Williams

Mark Williams

Partner and Solicitor

Partner within the family law team and an accredited children panel solicitor