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Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018

Victim safety in relation to sentencing

77.Paragraph 8 of the schedule introduces a new section 210AB into the 1995 Act.

78.New section 210AB requires a court when sentencing for a relevant offence to have particular regard to the aim of ensuring the victim is protected from being subject of a further such offence by the convicted person.

79.The relevant offences are the new offence under section 1(1) of this Act and any offence that is aggravated under section 1(1)(a) of the 2016 Act.

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