THE domestic violence history of new partners could be made available to Scottish women under plans to be proposed by senior police officers.

At its annual conference this week, the Association of Scottish Police Superintendents is expected to back calls for the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme.

Known as "Clare's Law", currently being piloted by four forces in England and Wales, it could be extended north of the Border.

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This would include a move to bring in Domestic Abuse Protection Orders in Scotland, which would require men to disclose convictions of domestic violence.

An extension of Clare's Law, launched after the murder of 36-year-old Clare Wood by her former partner in Greater Manchester in 2009, could allow police to share information.

ASPS president Chief Supt David O'Connor said: "We believe it is time to remove doubt and uncertainty over sharing information."