6 Jul 2023

Groundbreaking ruling in UK domestic abuse case

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

Kellie Sutton told police that she was ‘very frightened’ of her abusive partner Steven Gane, just weeks before she took her own life.

He was jailed after her death, for controlling and coercive behaviour. And now, in an unprecedented conclusion, an inquest jury has ruled that Kellie was unlawfully killed.

Our Social Affairs Editor Jackie Long reports on a case that Kellie’s family hopes will change the way such domestic abuse cases are handled.