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Warning About Domestic Abuse on Yorkshire Coast

Warning About Domestic Abuse on Yorkshire Coast

Published by Jon Burke at 6:30am 23rd December 2019.

North Yorkshire Police (NYP) is encouraging anyone living in the fear of domestic abuse this festive season to seek help.

Incidents of this type of crime increase throughout December and January, meaning more and more misery for families across the county.

Police also know that many incidents of Domestic Abuse are never reported to the police.

NYP wants victims to feel confident to enough to report these crimes in the knowledge they will receive they help they so desperately need.

Chief Inspector and Deputy Lead for Safeguarding at North Yorkshire Police, Allan Wescott, said:

"North Yorkshire Police will not tolerate domestic abuse. It's a case of making sure that if people are  likely to suffer harm, or feel that they're in danger, they should call 999 if it's urgent.

Or, if  they're not able to do so, there are helpful guides and contacts online."

Allan's been speaking to Yorkshire Coast Radio's Jon Burke..


If you do not want to involve the police, you can still get help – contact IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Service) where you can receive professional support at any time of the day.

You can call the IDAS 24 hour helpline – 03000 110 110 or visit the website for help and advice – https://www.idas.org.uk/

If you are not a victim of Domestic Abuse, but you are concerned that you or a friend or family member may be at risk, then you are also urged to contact police.

Dial 101, Press option 1 and ask about the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme. The scheme, introduced in 2012, aims to protect those vulnerable to domestic abuse by disclosing information about someone’s partner if there are concerns around he or she being violent.

To find out more about the scheme, dial 101 or visit www.northyorkshire.police.uk.

Victims of Domestic Abuse can also receive information and support from Supporting Victims. Call 01609 643100 to access the necessary level of support that’s right for you, or visit http://www.supportingvictims.org/


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