PCC reaches out to victims of domestic abuse to let them know they are not alone

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner is today reminding all victims and survivors of domestic abuse that they are not alone during these challenging times.

In a reassuring message to all victims, Tim Passmore, said: “Supporting victims of crime is absolutely key to my role as Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner. I commission many services to support victims and I am very pleased to say, thanks to the commitment of the organisations involved, this support is still available so I would urge victims not to suffer in silence.

“This pandemic is impacting on every single one of us in one way or another but I am sadly very aware that victims of domestic abuse are also facing the additional trauma of having to spend time at home with abusive partners with no chance of getting out to see friends and family for support.

“Regardless of the situation we are in, I want to reassure victims that support services continue to work tirelessly to support you. Help is still available – online or on the phone – so I continue to encourage victims to seek help.

“Please remember you are not alone, please reach out if you need help. In an emergency call 999 using the silent solution if you need to – just add 55 when prompted and the call will be transferred to the police, who will know it is an emergency call.”

A list of services to support victims is available here.