Campaign launched to assist victims of domestic violence
A CAMPAIGN has been launched to raise awareness of domestic violence in Cambridgeshire.
Crimestoppers, the national crime-fighting charity, has created the ‘Behind Closed Doors’ initiative encouraging people to give information about suspected perpetrators anonymously.
The post-Christmas and New Year period is traditionally seen as a peak-time for reported incidents of domestic violence.
Det Insp, Lorraine Parker, of Cambridgeshire Police, said: “During January we traditionally see a rise in reports of domestic abuse and we would urge anyone with information about a victim of abuse to use the anonymous Crimestoppers’ service or to call the police.
“Domestic abuse is a priority for the force and we are committed to bringing those responsible to justice, while ensuring victims and their families have the necessary support.”
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Cambridgeshire Crimestoppers Committee member, Margaret Hyde, added: “We hope mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, friends and neighbours of victims will be encouraged to call or go online as both are untraceable to the person giving information.”
If you suspect a friend, neighbour or family member is experiencing domestic abuse call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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