Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.
Domestic Abuse Drink Warning
8:42am 31st December 2013
Pirate FM has learnt that almost half of domestic abuse cases in Cornwall involve alcohol.
The Safer Cornwall Partnership has revealed the figures as a warning over Christmas and New Year.
Spokesman David Parker says it comes from a need for control: "It can be abusive, it can be sexual violence, it can be a range of different things but the behaviour is not caused by the drink, it's the disinhibition that allows the underlying behaviour to come forward.
"We're not saying that domestic abuse is caused by alcohol but if people could drink a little bit less then they might be less likely to allow their underlying behaviours to take control and for them to do something stupid.
"Some people get violent and if they're down the pub or a club and they finish up quite late in the evening, some people do end up fighting. We would obviously discourage people from drinking so much that they get to that stage in the first place and if there's something kicking off somewhere, just walk away from it."
Share This StoryTweet
WATCH: Fire Warnings For Cornwall
Crews issue advice after blazes in Launceston and Redruth
WATCH: Advice For Couples As Domestic Abuse Rises Over New Year
Cornwall counsellor explains why it is important to spend time apart
WATCH: Cornwall American: I Can't Support "Someone Like That"
Cornwall News: One verdict as Donald Trump becomes President
Prince William and Kate set to move family back to London
National News: Prince George and Princess Charlotte will go to school and nursery in London and Prince William will leave his job as an air ambulance pilot.
Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015
Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.
T2: Trainspotting sequel wins over critics
Showbiz News: Trainspotting's long-awaited sequel T2 has won over most critics' hearts, but expectations were far from great.
President Donald Trump's America will withdraw from the world
World News: America is entering a new era of insularity. Ending an age of free trade and heralding one of protectionism.
Andy Murray makes winning start at Australian Open
Sports News: World number one Andy Murray kicked off his Australian Open campaign with a hard-fought straight-sets victory against Illya Marchenko on Monday.
US Congress broadcast interrupted by Russian channel RT
Strange News: An online broadcast of a US network from the floor of the House of Representatives has been bizarrely interrupted by the Russian news site RT.