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Domestic Violence Warning over Euro 2012

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7:01am 11th June 2012

Pirate FM has learnt Cornish police are expecting the number of domestic violence call outs to rocket as England launch their Euro 2012 campaign against France.

During the world cup when the national team were playing reports rose by a third in the southwest.

It means people with a history of violence could find themselves locked up for longer.

Detective Superintendent Paul Northcott said, “Our strategy of policing large sporting events, such as Euro 2012, includes robustly managing domestic violence as well as wider public disorder.
 
“This is not the fault of football, but people with a propensity to commit violent crime who use it as an excuse to be abusive.
 
“We want to make sure that those suffering abuse behind closed doors have the confidence to come forward and that are then given the support and protection that they need.”

 

Devon and Cornwall Police have produced a series of posters to mount an awareness campaign, which other police forces across the country are also using. Their stark images and the message, ‘One more drink could change everything... there’s never an excuse, win or lose.’ warns would-be offenders to think before they act and that their behaviour will not be tolerated.
 
Detective Superintendent Northcott added, “There is no excuse for domestic abuse and perpetrators must be clear that this football tournament does not give them any justification for violent or abusive behaviour directed at family members or partners.
 
“We want everyone to enjoy the football and that includes ensuring that people are free of the fear of violence. Domestic abuse is an enormous issue as one in five of all violent crimes reported are related to domestic abuse.
 
“Our advice to victims would be that if you are worried that you will be more at risk during the competition don’t wait – contact the police or any of the victim support services where you will receive the help that you need. Our partner agencies are also prepared to deal with any consequences that the event may bring and will be ensuring that there is the support out there to help victims of this terrible crime.”
 
If you need to talk to someone about domestic violence then call the Womens’ Refuge Trust on 01872 225629
or West Cornwall Women’s Aid on 01736 367539.
 
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7:01am 11th June 2012

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