20th Sep, 2020

Help is just a phone call away for victims of domestic abuse

Harry Leach 25th Mar, 2020 Updated: 25th Mar, 2020

HELP is just a phone call away for victims of domestic abuse – that’s the message from West Mercia Police in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

The reminder comes as the force recognises that home might not be the safest place for many victims.

Officers say that while face-to-face meetings with support workers will become harder to arrange, there is still online and phone-line support available.

They are also encouraging those that still can, to consider alternative places of safety for them to stay in should they face isolation – be that a safe house, or a family member of friend’s home.

West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said: “This pandemic is causing worries and concerns for a number of us.

“Support services are still available to provide support online or on the phone, so I am imploring victims to speak out if they can and seek help.”

Victims seeking help can call:

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