Women use new law to check on domestic abuse risk

Women in Manchester have made use of Clare's Law to check if they are at risk of domestic violence from a partner, police have announced.

Introduced last September, the year-long pilot scheme was introduced in Greater Manchester, Gwent, Wiltshire and Nottingham.

Women make use of abuse law in pilot scheme Credit: Johnny Green/PA Archive

The Law was named after Clare Wood, 36, who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend George Appleton at her home in Salford in February 2009.

The mother-of-one had met him on Facebook, unaware of his history of violence against women including the knifepoint kidnapping of another ex-girlfriend.

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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.