Campaign aims to stamp out domestic abuse

A campaign urging people to speak up against domestic abuse has been launched.

The campaign coincides with international White Ribbon Day which aims to stamp out domestic violence against women.

Sussex Crimestoppers, working with West Sussex Worth Independent Domestic Violence Advisor Services has announced the major publicity campaign urging Sussex communities to speak up to confront Domestic Violence.

Crimestoppers Sussex Area Manager, Carolyn Randall said: “We have used statements from domestic violence victims to create a really powerful message which will feature on posters, on the radio and even on sugar sachets. Our aim is to encourage people to come forward and pass on their suspicions about a crime which all too frequently goes unreported until it is too late.”

Co-Patron of Sussex Crimestoppers, Peter James, said abused people need to think of their homes as a sanctuary not a prison with their loved ones their jailers and torturers.

Domestic violence can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, religion, class or sexual orientation.