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South Wales Police domestic violence and abuse concerns

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South Wales Police domestic violence and abuse concerns

MORE reports of domestic abuse and violence have been made on New Year’s Day than any other day of the year over the past five years – and South Wales Police is encouraging those who need support, or know someone who does, to report their concerns.

Police say they have seen an increase in incidences of domestic abuse over the past five years.

The force is encouraging anyone who has experienced physical, emotional, psychological, sexual or financial abuse, to inform them.

Superintendent Eve Davis said: “Domestic abuse and violence is abhorrent, and it is preventable. We are committed to respond to every call of domestic abuse and violence and provide the best service possible.

“We work closely with our partners to be able to respond in a way that addresses safeguarding as a priority.

“I would encourage victims, perpetrators and others affected by domestic abuse and violence to step forward and report this to us.

“Informing us of any concerns will allows us to help, support and respond in the most appropriate way and additionally we can put you in touch with support organisations that will understand your specific needs.”

Chief Constable Jeremy Vaughan said: “Sadly we know that domestic abuse and violence is still underreported and I would urge anyone affected to contact us as our specialist officers and staff are ready to support them and help keep them safe.

“I want the public to feel reassured and have confidence in our determination to do our very best for them. I want victims to feel supported at every step.

“As for offenders who believe that this kind of cowardly behaviour is acceptable, they should know we will use every available resource at our disposal to bring them stop their offending and bring them to justice. There is no place for domestic abuse or violence in our society.”

South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Alun Michael said: “I want to reaffirm my unwavering commitment to tackling domestic abuse which is devastating and often results in a lifetime of adversity for victims, their families and communities.” 

The Live Fear Free Helpline provide help and advice to anyone experiencing domestic violence or abuse, or anyone, including a friend or family member, who knows someone who needs help.

They can be contacted on 0808 80 10 800, or [email protected] Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To report non-emergency incidents or concerns to South Wales Police:

Live chat: https://www.south-wales.police.uk/ 
Report online: https://orlo.uk/Z4sGi 
Email: [email protected]
Call 101. In an emergency, always dial 999.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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