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999 reports of domestic abuse too many

December 23, 2017
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Last December and January, we received 999 reports of domestic abuse.

If you suspect someone you know is in an abusive relationship, please contact us on 101 as soon as possible, or 999 in an emergency.

There are a number of ways we can help in a sensitive and confidential manner.

There are many helplines that can help people too, including ones aimed at those who know they're causing harm or are worried that they might be capable of doing so, and ones for children to use if they experience or witness domestic abuse at home.

Detective Chief Inspector Leigh Sanders from Nottinghamshire Police’s Public Protection team said: "Domestic abuse affects everyone, regardless of age, race, or background. It can completely destroy lives and, in the worst cases, result in death.

"We encourage people to report any domestic abuse incidents to us as soon as possible and, equally, we encourage those who think they might capable of abuse to think about getting the help they need. We also want children to know that there are ways they can talk to people if something happens at home – they don’t have to suffer in silence."

HELP LINES:

Women’s Aid: Advice for any woman who might be experiencing domestic abuse: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/ 0800 2000 247.

Respect: Help for men and women who think they might be capable of hurting others: http://respectphoneline.org.uk/contact-us/ 0808 802 4040.

Men’s Advice Line: For men experiencing domestic abuse: http://www.mensadviceline.org.uk/ 0808 801 0327.

NSPCC: for children to seek advice if they experience domestic abuse in their home: https://www.nspcc.org.uk 0808 800 5000.

101 is the number to call when you need to contact Nottinghamshire Police and it’s less urgent than a 999 call. Calls cost 15p, no matter how long the call lasts.