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South Wales Police face criticism over hammer attack

11 June 2014 Last updated at 00:15 BST

South Wales Police is facing criticism for failing a woman whose partner attacked her with a claw hammer, despite warnings from the victim.

The attack on Charmaine Lewis came after she had been taken home by officers from a Cardiff police station.

Registered sex offender Christopher Veal broke down a door as soon as she arrived back - beating her savagely in front of her two children.

Hywel Griffith reports.