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Festive warning over domestic abuse

 
Created on 20/12/2016 @ 07:17
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Police in Newtown said they are taking a firm stance this festive season against domestic abuse.

Despite being the season of good will and understanding, police have told MyNewtown that due to factors like alcohol violence between partners or former partners often spikes in the Newtown area.

“Domestic abuse is a serious issue, although it is often hidden in the family, one in four women and one in six men will be affected at some time in their lives by domestic abuse,” said a statement from Newtown Police Station.

“We have dedicated Domestic Abuse Officers who are here to provide support and information to male and female victims and their children. We will investigate all offences to bring abusers to justice and ultimately safeguard the victim and their children.”

If you, or someone you know, are suffering domestic abuse, MyNewtown encourages you to come forward and report it. The sooner the police know about it, the sooner they and partner agencies can support those who need help.

The following are lines you can call if you, or someone you know, may be affected:

•             In an emergency dial 999 or in non-emergencies dial 101.

•             Live Fear Free Helpline (bilingual) 0808 8010800

•             The SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) 01267 235464

•             Childline (for under 18s) 0800 1111

•             Dyn Project (for male victims) 0808 8010321

•             Hafan Cymru 01437 768671

•             Broken Rainbow (lesbian, gay and bisexual abuse helpline) 0300 999 5428

•             Respect (for support if you are worried you are abusing someone) 0808 802 4040.

 

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