Domestic violence campaign launched by Sussex Police

SUSSEX Crimestoppers launched a campaign on Valentine’s Day at the AMEX stadium to increase anonymous third party information relating to incidents of domestic abuse in Sussex.

The campaign was started together with Sussex Police, West Sussex County Council and Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club.

It is designed to reach out to friends, neighbours and colleagues of victims of domestic abuse to encourage them to contact Crimestoppers anonymously if they suspect domestic abuse is occurring.

The campaign will consist of radio appeals and promotional storyboards highlighting anonymous third party reporting.

Kathy Burke, Sussex Crimestoppers’ chair, said: “On Valentine’s Day we normally think about our loved ones. This year we are asking you to think about those people, men and women, who are physically and mentally abused by someone they love and trust, something which is hard for most people to imagine. We also need to consider the impact of domestic abuse on the children living within these families.

“Domestic abuse is one of the most harrowing crimes and these perpetrators must be brought to justice. If you know of anyone that is being abused or you know who the perpetrator of the abuse is, please call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or give information on line at www.crimestoppers-uk.org, to pass on any information you may have.”

Martin Perry, chief executive of Brightonand Hove Football Club, said: “If you know someone who is suffering from domestic abuse or you know someone who is abusing someone you can give information to Crimestoppers anonymously. We all play an important role in keeping victims of domestic abuse safe at no risk to your anonymity. We are delighted to support their efforts which are leading to real results to help the police.

Call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or giving information on line at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.