Erica was encouraged to report her abuse to police on leaving her relationship. “Coming forward is one of the biggest things I’ve ever done in my life,” she says.
But Erica was later told no charges could be brought because police had failed to properly file the initial report and the time limit had expired. Victims of alleged domestic abuse in England and Wales are seeing their cases dropped at a rapidly increasing rate because of a six-month time limit on prosecutions. Now Erica is campaigning to change that limit.
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