A scheme which allows people to approach police to find out if their partner has a history of domestic abuse is to be rolled out nationwide, ministers are expected to say later today.
Four police forces successfully piloted "Clare's Law", which allows concerned men and women the right to ask police if their partner has a history of domestic violence.
Forces in Gwent, Wiltshire, Greater Manchester and Nottinghamshire have been running the scheme since the summer last year and ministers are today expected to tell Parliament that it should be extended.
The law is named after Clare Wood, who was strangled and set on fire in 2009 by her boyfriend, George Appleton, who had a history of violence against women.
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The announcement comes during reports of an increase in domestic violence since measures to tackle the virus came into force.
Thursday will see another fine and warm day for many areas with plenty of sunshine across southern central and western areas of the UK.
The city was shut down in a bid to halt the spread of Covid-19.