Posts Tagged ‘domestic abuse’

London man convicted of killing ex-partner and baby daughter

A “monstrous” father has been jailed for 35 years, after being found guilty of hacking to death his former long-term partner and their 22-month-old baby daughter, on the day he was supposed to move out of the family home.

Roland McKoy, 53, of Hackney, east London, inflicted horrific injuries on Valerie Forde, 45, his partner of 18 years, and their youngest child, Real-Jahzara, out of “spite and resentment” at being told he should leave. Their screams were heard by Forde’s eldest daughter, Carrise, 28, who listened via telephone, powerless as he attacked them with a machete, hammer and screwdriver.

Any report of a threat to life made to police by a partner should automatically trigger a risk assessment model, known as Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Honour Based violence (Dash) identifier, introduced in 2009 to manage risk and ultimately, to save lives. It takes into account the history of the relationship including previous threats.

 

Read more:http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/dec/17/london-man-convicted-killing-ex-partner-baby-daughter-roland-mckoy

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.
Read more at http://www.heart.co.uk/dorset/news/local/dorset-police-targeting-honour-based-violence/#90qKOGCLXAK81oIR.99

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