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Home Secretary to introduce ‘Kay’s Law’ reform to better protect victims

Police will have to consider key risk factors, including safeguarding victims, when deciding on bail.

New laws to reform pre-charge bail will provide better protection for victims and witnesses in cases of violent and sexual offences, Home Secretary Priti Patel announced today (Thursday 14th January).

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Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, said: “Breaking the cycle of domestic abuse is a key priority in Essex and I welcome these reforms. We must do everything we can to protect victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence, especially when they have taken those courageous steps in coming forward to the police.”

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse in Essex go to or call 0330 333 7 444. Support and guidance is also available from the Southend, Essex and Thurrock Domestic Abuse Board at


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