Open letter from domestic abuse survivor to help others in abusive relationships
Domestic abuse survivor Maria Hopkins has written an open letter to Wiltshire residents about her ordeal, in a bid to help others in abusive relationships. Help is available.
Domestic violence does not discriminate - If you have concerns Clare's Law can help you
Catherine Taylor is a Domestic Violence Disclosure Coordinator at Wiltshire Police. She regularly provides advice and disclosures to people who may be in an abusive relationship, under Clare's Law. Clare's Law enables people who are concerned about a partner to enquire with the police about whether their partner could be a risk, or may have an abusive past.
Former partner of man jailed for 11 years opens up about the abuse she suffered
The former partner of a Swindon man who has been jailed for 11 years has spoken out about the systematic, violent, sexual and psychological abuse she suffered during their relationship. Edward Booth, 27, of Corfe Road, Toothill, was sentenced last month after a jury found him guilty of two counts of sexual assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. As well as serving an 11-year prison sentence, Booth was given a restraining order preventing him from contacting his victim, and was ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life.
Everything you need to know about Clare's Law, the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme
Domestic Violence Disclosure Coordinator Catherine Taylor has answered some of the most frequently asked questions about Clare's Law and how the process works. If you have concerns about your partner who you think may be abusive, or may have an abusive past, you can make an application to your local police force for more information.
Family of woman killed by her partner tell their story in a bid to help others suffering at the hands of abusive partners
The family of Andraya Lyons, who was killed by her partner at her home in Swindon, in 2016, are sharing their story once again in a bid to help raise awareness of domestic abuse. "Andraya would bend over backwards to help anyone. She was living on a shoestring but she would have given anyone the last pound in her purse if they needed it." Gemma Webb says her older sister Andraya Lyons was the kindest person and the most loving mum to her two young sons.
Officer receives Chief Constables Commendation for saving man in crisis
PC Lyndsey Smith was awarded a Chief Constable's Commendation at our awards ceremony last week.
Police Officer recognised for saving the life of a man in crisis
Police Constable Paul Davis was presented with a Chief Constables Commendation at our award ceremony this week.
Officer recognised for act of bravery
Police Constable Pedro Wiltshire was awarded a Chief Constable's Commendation this week.
Member of Wiltshire Police recognised for protecting vulnerable women
Alvina Kumar was recognised this week and received a Chief Constable's Certificate of Excellence.
Member of Wiltshire Police chases bag snatcher
Marjory MacCallum was presented with a Chief Constable's certificate of Recognition for Members of the Public this week at our awards ceremony.
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