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More protection needed for domestic abuse survivors

Lancashire Police & Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw Credit: PA

Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, wants MPs to back a campaign for more protection for domestic abuse survivors.

Campaigner Eve Thomas, from Bolton, is calling for a change in the law to ensure victims do not have their safe-house addresses released.

Domestic abuse campaigner, Eve Thomas Credit: ITV Granada

Ms Thomas escaped a violent relationship and her former partner was ordered not to contact her.

While defending an unrelated civil issue in court, Ms Thomas discovered a legal loop-hole that would allow her safe-house address to be made publicly available to her former partner.

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The Commissioner's support comes during a week of action in Lancashire to highlight the problem of domestic abuse in the county.

Crime Commissioner cleared over expenses

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw will not face prosecution over his expenses from when he was a Labour County Councillor.

The Crown Prosecution Service said there was no evidence of dishonest intent concerned the disputed cash claims.

Mr Grunshaw was wrongly accused of ‘double claiming’ expenses for meetings of the County Council and Police Authority in Preston on the same days from his Fleetwood home.

He said: "After more than 12 months of uncertainty, I am delighted with this outcome.

"Every claim I made was genuinely intentioned.I am especially pleased with the view from the CPS that the evidence supported my version of events - which is that I never deliberately submitted any claims which I knew to be untrue."

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No prosecution against Crime Commissioner

Crown prosecutors say there is no evidence against Clive Grunshaw Credit: PA Images

It's reported that Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw will not face prosecution over his expenses when a Labour County Councillor.

The Crown Prosecution Service said there was no evidence of dishonest intent concerned the disputed cash claims.

It was alleged that former milkman Mr Grunshaw who was investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission ‘double claimed’ expenses for meetings of the County Council and Police Authority in Preston on the same days from his Fleetwood home.

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