Clare's law rolled out to 'make women safer'

Clare Wood, who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in 2009.
Clare Wood, who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in 2009. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

A law which allows people to find out if their partners have a history of domestic violence will go live across the Northumbria force area from today.

Clare's Law is named after Clare Wood, who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend George Appleton at her home in Salford in 2009.

She had met Appleton on Facebook, unaware of his history of violence against women.

More: How Clare's Law protects women from domestic abuse

The scheme was piloted in Greater Manchester and is now being extended across the country.

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Clare's law rolled out to 'make women safer'

A law which allows people to find out if their partners have a history of domestic violence will go live across the Northumbria force area from today.