A cross-party group of MPs, campaigners and academics are calling on the government to extend its new domestic abuse legislation to Northern Ireland.

The government’s draft domestic abuse bill includes new measures, such as banning abusers from cross-examining victims in family courts.

It also recognises other forms of coercive abuse, such as controlling a victim’s finances.

But the bill will not apply to Northern Ireland.

A letter from the Labour Party MP, Stella Creasy, states that the legislation fails

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