Emotional abuse to become criminal offense

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Emotional abuse to become criminal offense
26th November 2014

It told London Live today an announcement is imminent and the new laws would make using controlling behaviour punishable for the first time – putting it on par with violence.
If convicted, abusers could face up to 14 years in prison. It comes as charities warn more incidents could take place during the festive period.
Antonia Packard and Rhea Gargour from the Sara Charlton Foundation explain more.

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