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Sentence of Angel Lynn’s perpetrator increased

Farah Nazeer, chief executive at Women’s Aid said:

“We welcome the increase in sentence for Angel Lynn’s perpetrator, which better reflects the seriousness of the crime. Sadly, what happened to Angel will have a lifelong impact on her and her family. Lenient sentences in domestic abuse cases send a dangerous message – both to perpetrators and survivors of domestic abuse – about how seriously we treat violence against women in this country. In England alone, an estimated 1.6 million women experienced domestic abuse in the year ending March 2020. Survivors of domestic abuse must be supported and receive the response they deserve when they have the courage to come forward. It is clear that better understanding of domestic abuse and coercive control will bring about improved sentencing in the future, which will ultimately lead to keeping more women safe. To prioritise the safety of women and girls, judges must send out a clear message that domestic abuse will not be tolerated.”

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