Police had previously arrested [the husband] twice and ordered him to stay away from his wife, but no charge had been brought against the 36-year-old prior to the fatal attack.His first day in court was a murder trial. He was convicted. Cold comfort to her family.
I suppose since the UK severely limits your right to defend yourself, trying to force some action from the police makes sense. But this is the worst of all worlds: you can't defend yourself, police do nothing to protect you. (Or next to nothing.)