September 23rd, 2016

Police banning abusive partners from home for fear of increase in violence during Euros

Police banning abusive partners from home for fear of increase in violence during Euros Police banning abusive partners from home for fear of increase in violence during Euros

POLICE are aiming to give victims of domestic abuse the time and space they need away from their abuser with 28 days bans from the home.

Officers are warning offenders they mat be subject to a Domestic Violence Protection Notice or Domestic Violence Protection Order as the Euro 2016 tournament kicks off.

The force is concerned of the connection between alcohol and abuse and fear the sporting events may cause more incidents of domestic abuse.

Their research from the 2010 World Cup showed there was a 27 per cent increase in reports of abuse cases when England won and a 31 per cent rise when they lost.

These bans designed the protect the victim and give them the time and opportunity they need to plan a safer future away from the offender.

Detective Chief Inspector Vikki Reay said: “Drinking alcohol can be a factor in many cases, and it’s a sad fact that this leads to an increase in the number of people who endure some form of violence, threatening behaviour or emotional abuse from their partner. We know abuse isn’t always centred around sporting events and key dates of the year and that sometimes there are no warning signs.

“Domestic abuse doesn’t have to be physical; it can also be psychological, emotional, sexual and financial.”

For more information and support contact West Mercia Domestic Violence and Abuse Support Line on 0800 980 3331, a confidential line which is free from landlines.

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