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Topic: Strangulation and suffocation

Non-fatal strangulation offence now in force

From the 7th June 2022, those who strangle their partners, in an attempt to control or induce fear, will now face prosecution under the new non-fatal strangulation legislation.

What do new strangulation and suffocation laws mean for lawyers?

Key measures in the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 will give prosecutors new powers to charge suspects with specific offences of non-fatal strangulation and non-fatal suffocation.