Dorset Police Targeting Honour-Based Violence

Dorset Police say there were 22 reports of honour-based violence and forced marriage in Bournemouth and Poole alone last year.

The crimes are being highlighted as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the subject during Domestic Abuse week. It’s thought many more are never reported.

In October this year Faleh Ghasi Albasman was sentenced to an indefinite hospital order after he admitted stabbing his daughter to death for being “disrespectful”.

Dorset Police, working with local authorities across Dorset, has produced a leaflet entitled “Honour Based Violence, Female Genital Mutilation and Forced Marriage”, which is aimed at those who feel they or family or friends may be at risk. It emphasises that allegations will be taken seriously and the help available from the police and other organisations.

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