Humberside Police’s Easter plans in place to tackle domestic violence

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As part of plans for the Easter period Humberside Police and partners are continuing their work to tackle domestic violence in the Humberside area.

Extra resources are being made available, so that officers and support agencies can act immediately to respond to calls for service which are of a domestic violence nature over the double bank holiday weekend.

Police staff and officers will be available to answer calls and manage investigations swiftly and effectively, and sign post all of the relevant parties to specialist support services where applicable. Please note the services are not only free and confidential, but that they can be approached without police involvement.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Welton from the Protecting Vulnerable People Unit said: “It is vital that people contact us or one of our partner agencies if they feel they are victims of domestic abuse or domestic violence or they are questioning their behaviour towards their partner or spouse. We can offer support, and more importantly, prosecute without the victim having to go through the courtroom process.

“Traditionally over the Easter double bank holidays police and partners tend to see an increase in calls about domestic incidents with people spending longer periods of time together and in some case consuming excessive alcohol. It is important that people know that violent or abusive behaviour is not acceptable and offenders will be brought to justice. Harming someone, either emotionally or physically, is not love. It’s abuse.”

If you, or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, please contact the agency below – free, confidential and approachable without police involvement.

North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire

It’s My Right

Confidential, practical and emotional support

0800 197 47 87

You can also access the It’s My Right website at www.itsmyright.co.uk/