Families united against domestic violence

THEIR families were torn apart by murder and domestic violence, but today they are united in the pursuit of justice.

THEIR families were torn apart by murder and domestic violence, but today they are united in the pursuit of justice.

Two women from Suffolk are standing arm in arm in the frontline fight to get stiffer sentences for violent criminals and gain more support for relatives in the wake of tragedy.

Denise Askew, whose great nephew, Luigi, was brutally murdered by his abusive father, Duncan Mills, is organising a march through Ipswich next week as part of a national campaign by Families Fighting for Justice.

She will be joined by Sheena Wierzbicka - whose life was devastated by the depraved killing of her sister, Dawn Walker, at the hands of Kevin Nunn.

They are calling on other families with a common goal to join them as they battle to get the government to shift the balance of justice in their favour.

Miss Askew, 49 from Suffolk, said: “Luigi's right to life was taken away from him, but Duncan Mills had a right to confidentiality over his violent past. It is wrong.

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“The needs and rights of the victims and families should be the main focus. We feel we have had enough.”

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