Boris Johnson vows to crack down next month on the ‘horrific crime’ of domestic abuse

Boris Johnson vows to crack down next month on the ‘horrific crime’ of domestic abuse

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BORIS Johnson vowed to introduce a new crack down on the “horrific crime” of domestic abuse in October.

A new Domestic Abuse Bill would be in the Queen’s Speech when Parliament returns, the PM vowed.

Boris Johnson has pledged a new crack down on domestic abuse next month
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It follows an outcry over the fact that Theresa May’s long delayed legislation – forcing councils to provide shelter for victims – was dropped when Mr Johnson decided to ‘prorogue’ the Commons.

Charities – outraged earlier this week by the knighthood for Sir Geoffrey Boycott – demanded a “clear pledge” from the PM to reintroduce the legislation in the Queen’s Speech on October 14.

Taking to Twitter, the PM said: “Domestic abuse shatters livers and tears families apart. We are fully committed to tackling this horrific crime –which is why the Queen’s Speech will confirm we will be reintroducing domestic abuse legislation in the next session.”

Mrs May’s bill was introduced with cross-party support in July.

As well as placing a legal duty on councils to offer secure homes to those fleeing violence, it proposed the first definition of domestic abuse.

And it created a Domestic Abuse Commissioner as well as prohibiting the cross-examination of victims by their abusers in family courts.

Posting a reply on Twitter, Labour’s Sarah Champion told the PM: “Thank goodness you’ve finally done the right thing!”

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