Man arrested for attempted attack on partner
Police charge man as parliament debates law protecting women21 August, 18:00
The arrest comes as Italy's Lower House debates an extensive new bill, introduced last week, aimed at stiffening penalties for domestic abuse and attacks on women while offering6 greater protection for females.
The incident in Brescia began when the man, who was under house arrest for theft, stalked and harassed his former partner despite orders to stay away.
Police arrested the man and charged him with aggravated domestic abuse and failing to comply with an order to leave the family home.