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Clare's Law: anti-domestic abuse scheme could soon offer better protection

Clare Wood was murdered in 2009.

Potential victims of domestic abuse could soon get better protection, as the government plans to strengthen a scheme allowing checks on a partner's criminal history.

'Clare's Law' is named in memory of murder victim Clare Wood. She was killed by her violent ex-boyfriend in Salford in 2009.

Under the scheme, police forces do not always release the information because they have a discretion. The government plans to change that by making such disclosures compulsory.

The Domestic Abuse Bill will be published in parliament today.