Women make use of Clare's law

Dozens of women in Greater Manchester have come forward to use Clare's Law to discover if they are at risk of domestic violence from a partner, police said today.

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Labour MP pleased with domestic abuse law results

Hazel Blears, the Labour MP for Salford and Eccles said she campaigned for Clare's Law because it could have "empowered [Clare] to end the relationship at an early stage".

Today Greater Manchester Police said a number of women had taken advantage of the scheme in its first year.

Michael Brown, the father of murdered Clare Wood with Labour MP Hazel Blears last year Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Ms Blears said: "I'm told that women in Salford who have used the scheme have been glad they did - and I am pleased to see more is being done to publicise it.

"If that results in more women knowing they can use Clare's Law to reduce the risk of becoming long-term victims of domestic abuse then it will have been well worthwhile."

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