Refuge responds to Paddy Power’s offering odds on Oscar Pistorius murder trial

Sandra Horley CBE, chief executive of RefugeSandra Horley CBE, chief executive of national domestic violence charity Refuge, says:

 

“I am appalled that Paddy Power is offering odds on the outcome of the Oscar Pistorius trial. This company is seeking to turn the death of a woman into entertainment. Two women are killed by current or former partners every week in England and Wales. Male violence against women is not entertainment – it is a crime. It is vital that society treats domestic violence as seriously as any other violent crime.”