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‘Kay’s Law’ brought in

Victims of crimes such as domestic abuse or sexual assault are now better protected following the arrest of alleged perpetrators under new provisions known as ‘Kay’s Law’.

The reforms, which come into force in England and Wales late October as part of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act, mean forces have a duty to take into account the views of victims before releasing someone on bail.

Police will also be encouraged to use pre-charge bail instead of releasing suspects under investigation.

‘Kay’s Law’ is named after Kay Richardson who was murdered by her estranged husband after he was released under investigation following his arrest for sexual offences against her.



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