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WOLF whistling and street harassment could be made illegal under new plans by Liz Truss.
The Tory leadership contender today promised that if made PM she will clamp down on women being abused in public, making the sleazy behaviour a criminal offence.
Liz Truss has promised to outlaw street harassment of women if made PM
Pests would be investigated by police and prosecuted in courts.
Ms Truss’s team are still thrashing out details around specific punishments for the offence.
Alongside outlawing street harassment, Ms Truss today pledged to introduce a series of policies aimed at tackling violence against women and girls.
She’s vowed to introduce a new sex offender’s style register for domestic abusers.
Police would be able to tag and keep track of offenders who have engaged in coercive and controlling behaviour and financial abuse.
Domestic abusers would be forced to alert police of any new partners and arrangements for their children, with failure to do so resulting in tough penalties.
Ms Truss also promised to speed up rape cases, which for too long have failed victims while bogged down in the slow criminal justice system.
Ms Truss said: “Violence against women and girls doesn’t have to be inevitable. Women should be able to walk the streets without fear of harm and perpetrators must expect to be punished.
“Through increased police training, new offences, faster processes for rape victims and our Domestic Abuse Register we will ensure victims are protected, and crimes are prevented in the first place.”
Rachel Maclean, a former safeguarding minister who is backing the Foreign Secretary’s PM bid, said: “Women and girls should be free to live their lives in safety and I know as Prime Minister Liz will deliver tougher safeguards for domestic abuse victims, including tagging for the most violent offenders.”
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