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Eve's mission for law to protect abuse victims comes to Island

A woman who suffered more than two decades of domestic violence has brought her campaign to protect abuse victims to the Isle of Man.

Eve Thomas escaped to a 'safe' house offered by UK charity Refuge four years ago, but lived in fear her ex-husband would track her down.

When a court demanded to know that address she refused to give it, establishing a principal that's become known as Eve's law.

Eve now campaigns for a permanent change in the law to prevent victims from having their safe house address disclosed in open court.

She says she's determined to close a loophole: 

The campaign is backed by Island charity Victim Support, which offers practical and emotional help to those suffering abuse.

Victim Support's coordinator Paula Gelling is asking whether a version of Eve's law is needed in the Isle of Man: 

 

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