Police domestic violence failings

Essex Police, which failed four murder victims, has been criticised over their handing of domestic violence cases in a report by the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary.

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Family of domestic murder victim calls for public inquiry

Maria Stubbings, of Chelmsford in Essex, was strangled with a dog lead in 2008 by Marc Chivers, who had already killed a previous girlfriend.

Her brother Manuel Fernandez has told ITV Daybreak that the family have been calling for a public inquiry.

He said: "This highlights issues around domestic violence with one police force but it's actually a national problem."

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