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Domestic violence law widens

'Clare's Law', which aims to protect women from domestic violence, is to be rolled out nationwide after a successful pilot in four parts of the country, the Government will announce today.

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More than 300 people contact police using 'Clare's Law'

Over 300 applications for information about a potentially violent boyfriend or girlfriend were made to police using Clare's Law, it has emerged.

The right to ask scheme was piloted in Greater Manchester, Wiltshire, Nottinghamshire and Gwent, over a 14 month period starting in the summer of last year.

During that time:

  • There were 386 applications for information.
  • Police made 111 disclosures - a 29% disclosure rate.

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