Essex Police domestic abuse report

A report has found improvements in the way Essex Police handles domestic abuse cases but claims more needs to be done to ensure risks to victims are adequately managed.

Essex Police told to do more

Senior officers at Essex Police have been told they must do more to protect women who suffer at the hands of abusive partners.

The force has already been criticised for failing four murder victims.

In a new report HM Inspectorate of Constabulary says that while improvements have been made there is still a way to go to ensure that future victims of domestic abuse get the protection they deserve.

Luke Farrington reports.

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Essex Police welcomes domestic abuse report

A report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary looking at how Essex Police deals with domestic violence has found improvements have been made but more needs to be done.

It follows criticism of the force for its handing of domestic abuse cases, after four domestic abuse murders in the county.

Essex Police says it welcomes the findings and agrees there is still a lot of work to do.

Zoe Billingham is from HMIC.