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Grenfell Tower inquiry: Victims’ lawyer attacks fire brigade

Image copyright Getty Images The London Fire Brigade has been accused of failing to plan for a blaze on the scale of last year’s Grenfell Tower fire, which killed 72 people. A lawyer for the…

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Forced marriage law ‘could stop victims reporting crime’

Image caption Rubie Marie was raped almost daily by her husband in Bangladesh after being forced to marry him at the age of 15 Criminalising forced marriage could stop victims from speaking up if their…


£8.5m will improve services for rape victims, say ministers

Image copyright PA Image caption The funding will be used to improve forensic examination services for victims of sexual crime Funding has been announced to improve forensic medical examinations and other health services for sex…


Older victims murder risk ‘unrecognised’, academic warns

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Anne James was murdered by her grandson Opportunities are being missed to spot victims aged over 60 that are at risk of being killed by a loved one, an…


Domestic abuse: ‘Children are the hidden victims’

Image caption Daisy’s mother now runs a refuge for abused women “Whenever I go back to the area I grew up, I still feel nervous,” says Daisy. “When I see someone that looks like him,…


Prince William and Kate to honour Leicester helicopter crash victims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thousands of tributes were left outside the club’s stadium in the days after the crash The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will pay tribute to the victims of the…


Abuse inquiry IICSA hears victims’ compensation battles

Image copyright NCA Image caption John Allen ran Bryn Alyn home in Wrexham where he abused children Victims have spoken of having to relive their traumatic experiences as they battled to get compensation against the…


New payments for hepatitis C contaminated blood victims

Image copyright PA Image caption The Penrose Inquiry estimated that up to 3,000 Scots were infected with contaminated blood New annual payments of up to £18,900 have been announced for people who contracted hepatitis C…


Domestic abuse victims get 24-hour Gwent Police support

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gwent Police deals with about 25 domestic violence cases every day Victims of domestic violence in Wales will receive specialist help on weekends for the first time as part…


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