Dangerous Offenders: Increased Sentences

Part of Justice – in the House of Commons at on 20 February 2024.

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Photo of Gareth Bacon Gareth Bacon The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

My hon. Friend is quite right to raise the issue of domestic homicide. We are determined to act to protect the victims of domestic abuse and ensure that the appropriate punishments are in place for perpetrators. That is why, following Clare Wade KC’s review, we are increasing sentences by introducing statutory aggravating factors for murders that are preceded by controlling or coercive behaviour, involve overkill, or are connected with the end of a relationship.