LOCAL police are supporting Peace One Day, an international initiative and annual day of global action to end violence and abuse.
The College of Policing and police forces throughout England and Wales have joined up to take part in the global awareness-raising campaign which takes place on social media.
Detective Superintendent Steve Eccleston from Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police Protecting Vulnerable People Department said: “Peace One Day is an opportunity for us to raise the issue of domestic violence and let people know there is help out there for them – no-one should suffer in silence.
“Tackling domestic violence in all its forms is a priority for Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police; we encourage victims to come forward and can reassure them their reports will always be taken seriously.
“We have dedicated teams of officers who work specifically on this issue and alongside partner agencies who can also provide independent specialist advice and support.”
For advice and support in Warwickshire visit Warwickshire Against Domestic Abuse and in West Mercia Women’s Aid or visit the National Centre for Domestic Violence.