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Justice Minister Considers Introducing Strangulation Legislation

A midlands domestic violence service hopes it will encourage victims to come forward.

It's hoped a new stand-alone offence of non-fatal strangulation will encourage victims of domestic violence to come forward.

Justice Minister Helen McEntee is considering introducing the legislation.

Strangulation is currently prosecuted under the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act, but it's not a stand-alone.

Anne Clarke, Development Manager with Offaly Domestic Violence Support Service, says it's something they come across quite often:

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