Commenting on recent, local domestic abuse figures, Clare Haughey MSP said:
“It is sobering to see these statistics about the level of domestic abuse cases locally. As a society, we must work collectively to reduce this number – making clear that such behaviour is unacceptable. This includes educating young people about healthy, positive relationships and challenging those who minimise the impact of abuse or gender-based violence.
“The new domestic abuse laws coming into force this April will help police and prosecutors to better-tackle coercive, controlling abuse that can have as devastating an impact as physical assaults. Police Scotland is delivering consistent, robust enforcement right across the country and I fully support the work our local police, and other agencies, are doing to tackle this issue. The new laws will help ensure there is no hiding place those who think they can continue to abuse partners ‘behind closed doors’.”
Date published: 27th January 2019