1. ITV Report

Police to record LGBT domestic abuse separately from heterosexual cases

DCS Vanessa Jardine, Emma Baldry from Broken Rainbow, Lord Mayor Councillor Carl Austin-Behan, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Jim Battle and Paul Martin OBE from LGBT Foundation Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

A new way of recording cases of domestic abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender relationships will be rolled out in central Manchester from next week.

Greater Manchester Police will become the first UK force to officially record cases of domestic abuse in the LGBT community separately from heterosexual cases.

It means reports of domestic abuse from the LGBT community will now be assigned a special code on police computers so incidents can be recorded more efficiently.

The code will be piloted in the city centre for six months and, if successful, will be rolled out across the force.

  • Emma Baldry from Broken Rainbow and Detective Chief Superintendent Vanessa Jardine, Greater Manchester Police.