Scheme allows people to check partner’s record

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A scheme which enables people to check the police record of their partners has been launched in Derbyshire this week.

Clare’s Law is named after Clare Wood, who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend George Appleton in Salford in 2009. She was unaware of his history of violence against women.

The scheme works in two ways: a right to ask - where information is disclosed following a request from a member of the public and a right to know - where police make a decision to disclose details when they receive information to suggest a person could be at risk.

Detective Superintendent Andy Stokes, Head of Public Protection said: “When dealing with domestic violence it is crucial that police and other agencies are made aware and can provide early intervention to help the victims.”

To find out more, see www.derbyshire.police.uk.