Offence of non-fatal strangulation

Part of Domestic Abuse Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:00 pm on 16th June 2020.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Westminster North 2:00 pm, 16th June 2020

With this it will be convenient to discuss new clause 9—Offence of non-fatal strangulation in domestic abuse context—

A person (A) commits an offence if that person unlawfully strangles, suffocates or asphyxiates another person (B) to whom they are personally connected as defined in Section 2 of this Act, where the strangulation, suffocation or asphyxiation does not result in B’s death.”

This new clause will create a new offence of non-fatal strangulation in domestic abuse offences.