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Greater Manchester woman talks of leaving violent partner

A woman who was in an abusive relationship has spoken of the trauma of trying to escape from a violent partner as Greater Manchester Police urges victims to seek help especially over the festive season.

Det Ch Supt Vanessa Jardine told people caught in a violent relationship: "We want victims to be aware that help is available but also to encourage family members and friends who have suspicions or concerns to take advantage of the time spent together to carefully bring up the subject and offer your support."

Earlier this week, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) reported recorded cases rose 31% between 2013 and 2015.

  • 17 Dec 2015