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Gloucestershire WI – Murder in mind

MURDER is the most serious of crimes, but it is perhaps, more than any other crime, the crime of ordinary people. This lecture was part of a series to offer an insight into the behind the scenes activities of the legal and investigative professions.

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Inside the mind of a female sex offender

A head teacher who had sex with two under-age boys was jailed for eight years yesterday. Anne Lakey hit the headlines after she was found guilty on Tuesday of 13 counts of indecent assault on teenagers in the 1980s. Teeside Crown Court heard she took one boy’s...

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New tool helps emergency staff tackle coercive control

Story written by Louise Tickle of the Guardian website… “There is a huge fear – a realisation that in the short window paramedics have, if you undermine the very fragile and co-dependent abuser-victim relationship, you can make matters so much worse,” says...

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16 Days of Action

Story From the Hollie Gazzard Trust Website… The 16 Days of Action started on the 25 November Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls day and came to an end on International Human Rights day, Wednesday 10 December. The Trust plaid an important role...

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DART Tool piloted by Gloucestershire Police

Story Written by Shaun Moore of the Gloucester News Centre Website… Gloucestershire Constabulary has become the first in the UK to pilot a unique reference tool developed by the University of Gloucestershire to help police forces respond better to reports of...

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Domestic Abuse Masterclass

Domestic Abuse Master Class coordinated by Gloucestershire Constabulary and University of Gloucestershire. This was delivered in May 2014 to an audience of Multi Agency partners including Police, CPS, Domestic Abuse support organisations, Women’s Refuge, Social...

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The Misunderstood Crime Part 2

Story Written by Grainne Gillis of the Huffington Post… In a crime blog in the Guardian last year, rape and sexual assault didn’t even merit a category of its own, whereas bicycle theft did. The statistics clearly show that women do not feel confident...

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Child kidnap scam of a bigamist ‘spy’

Story Written by Jon Coates of the The Express Website… A BIGAMIST conman convinced one of his wives to give him £200,000 to stop Islamic extremists torturing their children. Mary Turner Thomson, 46, sold her flat, all her possessions, cashed in her life...

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