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Mark Brooks, chair of the domestic abuse charity Mankind Initiative, added that if the genders were reversed, many would expect a man who committed this type of crime “to go to prison, and rightly so”.
Woodward, 24, has now applied for permission to take her case to the court of appeal to have her suspended sentence revoked. A judge will now review her application before deciding whether she can go ahead with the appeal.