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Criminal behaviour order issued to man jailed for domestic violence

Order requires him to inform police if he is in a relationship for more than 14 days

A man jailed for domestic violence is believed to be the first person to be subject to an order which seeks to protect potential future victims.

Detectives from Hackney secured a criminal behaviour order on Monday, 27 March 2017 against Kylle Godfrey, who is serving a three-year sentence for actual bodily harm, perverting the course of justice and witness intimidation. Part of this order, made under section 22 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, requires him to inform police if he is in a relationship for more than 14 days. The order will last for seven years.

It is believed that this is the first time in England and Wales that such a requirement has formed part of this type of order. The order also allows police to inform these partners of his previous violent behaviour to women under the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme.

DI Jane Topping, Hackney Community Safety Unit said:

"This order gives us a new way of protecting victims of domestic abuse and prevent other women from suffering at the hands of people like Godfrey, and help our efforts to tackle domestic violence.

The victim in Godfrey's case was subjected to a horrendous ordeal by him following a sustained campaign of domestic violence. She has shown incredible bravery in supporting our investigation, and I hope she feels safer now Godfrey is behind bars and will be subject to closer scrutiny."

Godfrey was sentenced on 14 February 2017 for attacking his partner over several days in October last year.

For more information concerning the offences, click here.