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Urgent call for new law to tackle non-fatal strangulation in England and Wales

Victims’ commissioner says current legislation minimises seriousness of ‘domestic terror tactic’

Non-fatal strangulation is a “domestic terror tactic” that urgently requires a change to the law, according to the victims’ commissioner for England and Wales.

A push to make non-fatal strangulation a criminal offence is being led by the former victims’ commissioner Baroness Newlove, who is campaigning for the change via an amendment to the domestic abuse bill as it returns to the Lords on Tuesday.

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