Domestic violence campaign launched

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WIGAN Council is backing a domestic abuse awareness campaign this summer.

Along with the PCT and GMP, the Council is promoting the End the Fear campaign as figures show a rise in domestic abuse during the summer.

Hard-hitting posters will be displayed in hospitals, public buildings, doctors’ surgeries and licensed premises urging domestic abuse victims, their friends and families, as well as those committing abuse, to seek help over the summer.

Chief Superintendent Shaun Donnellan of Greater Manchester Police (Wigan Division) says: “Competitive tension and increased alcohol consumption can provoke abuse and violence within the home. We urge victims, their friends and families not to wait, but to seek help and advice immediately before the abuse escalates.”

Coun Kevin Anderson, cabinet portfolio holder for safer neighbourhoods, added: “By supporting this campaign, we are sending a clear message to perpetrators.”