Why this story?
In the UK, we’re told that two women a week are killed by a current or former partner. But these are just the killings we know about… the true toll of domestic abuse could be far higher. In this investigation, we examine cases of killers missed, of a body left to decay in a morgue, and of systemic police failings. We reveal how poorly police forces are tracking these sudden deaths, and we ask: how is it that no one knows how many women, known to be suffering from abuse, are dying? In Hidden Homicides, we illuminate a scandal hidden from view, and we invite you to join us to push for real change. Basia Cummings, Editor