Three women describe how they are being forced to confront violent and abusive partners despite their histories
‘I got out of a violent relationship but the court threw me back into harm’s way’
Sarah was cross-examined in a family court for more than two hours by a man who was the subject of a restraining order because of his violence towards her.
Michael had attacked her while she was pregnant with his child. He also had 18 convictions for violence, including two attacks on a previous girlfriend, one while their child was present, and had served at least two prison sentences.
Sarah had moved to a secret address to escape his stalking and was a high-risk victim of domestic violence, according to police officers, probation staff and other specialists. [Read Full Article]