'I hid bruises with makeup in work loos'
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Police worker hid domestic violence injuries from colleagues

A police community support officer has spoken of the domestic violence she suffered and kept hidden from colleagues.

"Ivy" - not her real name - said she believed others within the West Midlands force knew of the beatings she endured at the hands of her ex-husband, but never broached the subject with her.

She chose to speak out as the force launched its campaign to highlight an annual Christmas spike in domestic abuse.

  • 05 Dec 2016