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9:17am 13th November 2012

The number of men abused in their own homes sparks calls for a male refuge in Cornwall.

Pirate FM has learnt that more than 70 have reported domestic violence in the last six months.

It comes after a Liskeard mum who stabbed her husband to death with a pair of scissors was jailed.

Sandra Clinch from Darite is serving nine years in prison after being convicted of manslaughter by diminshed responsibility.

Truro Crown Court heard how the 49 year old who has a personality disorder, regularly abused her children and her partner Alan.

John from Bodmin says it took 20 years before he spoke out: "It just creeps up on you very slowly so you don't think it's control. At the time it seems normal and acceptable but you find out that this is not the case at all and then you think, why on earth did I allow any of this to happen."

Ken Wilkins runs the Esteem service, that has taken the calls.

He says 70 is more than double the number of reports they had expected: "Many men feel that they're not a real man because they're actually suffering abuse, you know, what are my mates going to think about me? Will I believed? As more and more work is getting done and more awareness is coming in, those attitudes are starting to change."

9:17am 13th November 2012

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