• Domestic violence Crown Prosecution errors are inexcusable

    I recently read an article about a young domestic violence victim who’s ex-boyfriend was set free from court because of a Crown Prosecution Service error. She was given the wrong time to attend court, and as a result her boyfriend walked free – even though the Court was told that she had been given the wrong information.

    Read the article here.

    I am appalled by the outcome of this case, where clearly, as the pictures show there is evidence of domestic violence.

    Administration errors do occur that’s life, however such errors should not warrant such inflexibility by the Court. In my sixteen years as a former police officer I am aware of numerous cases being adjourned several times over.

    How sad that the message being sent out is that the Magistrates didn’t want to inconvenience the defendant by adjourning the case again. The same defendant who if he hadn’t ‘allegedly’ assaulted Harriet Atkinson then he wouldn’t have needed to be at court in the first place.

    What a ridiculous message to send out to victims of domestic violence

    This case needs to be highlighted at the highest level to ensure this is never allowed to happen again, and that common sense is allowed to prevail.

    If you are, or have been, a victim of domestic violence or you know someone who has been affected, contact Tina Royles to find out what action you need to take, or to find out how to prevent domestic violence and start to heal the emotional wounds caused by this type of abuse.

    Contact Tina.

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    Connet with me: Google+ Tina Royles is the UKs leading expert in domestic violence offering Domestic Violence Counselling, Relationship Counselling and Anger as well as Stress Management Counselling. She is one of the UK’s most qualified and experienced domestic violence experts providing consultancy and advice to those who have suffered domestic violence, are currently in violent relationships or to friends and family of those affected. Tina provides the materials and tools to manage relationship difficulties and domestic violence through awareness and education and is regularly called upon by the national and local press to provide expert comments on high profile cases. Tina Royles

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