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Image caption Criminologist Prof Sandra Walklate believes these women are all 'invisible victims of knife crime'. The number of people killed as a result of domestic violence in the UK is at its highest level in five years. Last year, 173 people were killed in domestic violence-related homicides, according to data obtained by the BBC from 43 police forces across the UK - an increase of 32 deaths on 2017. One criminologist described them as "invisible victims of knife crime". It comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the government was "fully committed" to tackling domestic abuse. Whilst both men and women are killed by domestic violence, the vast majority of victims are women. In Engla... Full story

13 September