A new law launched after the murder of a woman in 2009 has seen nearly 300 people contact the police. The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, called Clare's Law after the Salford victim killed by her ex-partner, allows those who fear a partner may have a history of violence to ask police for information about the existence of any criminal record containing abusive offences.
The 36-year-old woman met her boyfriend through a social media website and was unaware that he had a history of domestic violence against his partners. Just under a week after he strangled his ex-girlfriend and set fire to her body, his corpse was found in an abandoned public house. The victim's father campaigned for a new law to cover family problems. It was eventually introduced in Wales and England in March of this year.