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Domestic Abuse – clarifying the issues raised in Coronation Street

The current storyline between Tyrone and Kirsty raises questions in relation to Tyrone’s domestic abuse by Kirsty. The legal protection afforded to victims of domestic abuse does not discriminate on the grounds of gender. Tyrone would be entitled to apply for an Injunctions (also known as Non-Molestation Orders), which can protect partners/ previous partners or family members from being exposed to abusive behaviour. A child living in a home where domestic abuse occurs is a child at risk of harm and raises child protection issues.

Terms can be placed within Injunctions to prevent individuals from going to certain areas so as to provide further protection to the victim. In certain circumstances the Court can also make an Order (called an Occupation Order) to remove your partner from the home. To obtain an Injunction you are required to show to the Court that either yourself and/or your children are at immediate risk of harm from your partner’s behaviour.

Our solicitors will be able to advise you further as to whether or not you would be able to obtain an Injunction on the circumstances of your case. Even in the event we can not advise an Injunction would be appropriate in your circumstances, there are other measures available which can be discussed, to provide you with safety. No one should continue to live in fear.

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