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Laws added to domestic abuse bill revenge porn threats and non-fatal strangulation, The Independent

on 1st March 2021

New laws have been added to the landmark domestic abuse bill which means non-fatal strangulation will be made a specific offence and threats to share revenge porn are criminalised.

Legislation, which has been making its way through the House of Lords, will see perpetrators of non-fatal strangulation face up to seven years in jail.

Strangulation is known to be a high-risk indicator in domestic abuse cases which result in homicide but the offence is routinely under-prosecuted and is often only charged as common assault – which means it is equivalent to a slap or a blow which leaves a bruise – or not charged at all.

The bill, which starts the report stage next week, with Royal Assent expected in the spring, will also criminalise threats to share revenge porn, with those who threaten to post such images facing up to two years in jail.

Read the full article at The Independent

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