Kate Mott, a 35-year-old nurse, had obtained a non-molestation order against her husband Brent, 32, a month before he strangled her in January 2010. But when she called Merseyside Police, an officer told her it would be difficult for the force to act and advised her to contact her solicitor. The officer did not ask her husband’s name to add to the force’s incident log, and failed to make checks on the national database. The Independent Police Complaints Commission found that Mrs Mott’s complaint was treated as a case of ‘adults quarrelling over divorce proceedings’, and police call centre workers and officers failed to grasp the seriousness of the order (The Telegraph, 21 January 2012).
|Title of host publication||Controversies in Policy Research: Critical Analysis for a New Era of Austerity and Privation|
|Place of Publication||Basingstoke Hampshire UK|
|Number of pages||20|
|ISBN (Print)||9780230390829, 9781349351381|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2013|