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Clare's Law to cover all of England and Wales

A scheme allowing people to check their partners' police record is being widened to include the whole of England and Wales.

It has been piloted in Greater Manchester, Wiltshire, Nottinghamshire and Gwent since September 2012.

According to the Home Office, 88 women were killed by a violent partner or ex-partner last year.

The scheme is named after Clare Wood, who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend George Appleton at her Salford home in February 2009. She was unaware of his history of violence against women.

Ed Thomas reports.

  • 25 Nov 2013
  • From the section UK
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