Cuts to domestic violence project

A pilot scheme to help people affected by domestic violence is the latest victim of Government cuts.

The scheme, that would have started in October, would have allowed police here to hand out Domestic Violence Protection Orders, or 'Go Orders'.

This would give them the power to remove offenders from their homes for up to two weeks, to give at risk families a break from abuse and a chance to get more help and support.

But the project, which would have rolled out across the country next year, is now on hold as the coalition Government looks to tackle the national debt.

Fran Lewis is from Splitz Support Service, which supports Wiltshire's domestic violence victims, she thinks it's sad news for the county:

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