Baroness Newlove appointed as new Victims' Commissioner

Baroness Helen Newlove Credit: Press Association

Baroness Helen Newlove, whose husband was killed by a gang vandalising his car in Warrington, has been appointed as the new Victims' Commissioner.

Lady Newlove has campaigned for victims of crime since her husband Garry Newlove was kicked to death by thugs outside their home in 2007.

In the three-year role, unveiled by victims' minister Helen Grant, she will - among other duties - advise the Government on victims' views on existing good practice in the criminal justice system and areas for future work.

Baroness Newlove, who will succeed the UK's first Victims' Commissioner Louise Casey, went on to campaign to tackle anti-social behaviour and the underage and binge drinking culture.