Strangling: Calls for a new non-fatal strangulation offence


A fresh move is under way to make non-fatal strangulation a specific criminal offence in England and Wales, after the House of Lords debated the Domestic Abuse Bill. The government has said it has no plans to change the law, arguing that non-fatal strangulation is already covered by existing legislation. However, campaigners say abusers who use non-fatal strangulation are telling their victims: "I am controlling you and I can kill you" - but too often are charged only with common assault. Lockdown exit must consider rise in abuse - May Change in strangling law 'would save lives' This is what happened [...]