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.”

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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