'Insufficient' police action to safeguard woman stabbed by ex

Martin Bowen Martin Bowen was jailed for eight years for stabbing his ex-partner

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Three Gwent Police officers took insufficient action to safeguard a woman who was later stabbed by her ex-partner, the police watchdog has found.

Christine Evans called for help as Martin Bowen, 24, was texting her, in breach of a harassment warning in 2014.

But officers did not attend her Newport home, and hours later Bowen stabbed her in the neck and chest.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission found their actions amounted to misconduct.

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