White Ribbon day supported in Cheshire Date published: 25th November 2015 12.01am

White Ribbon DayOn average 2 women a week in England and Wales are killed by a violent partner or ex-partner. Nobody should suffer in silence when it comes to domestic abuse.

Cheshire Police and the Commissioner John Dwyer are fully supporting White Ribbon Day (Wednesday 25 November 2015).

Police & Crime Commissioner John Dwyer said,

“White Ribbon Day highlights and condemns violence against women. Domestic abuse/violence is one of those crimes where I’d like to see the number of reports increase as the confidence of victims to report improves; we know that men and women suffer in silence for years before speaking out.
“There are excellent service provisions in Cheshire, which can help survivors of domestic abuse. These ranges from refuges and hotlines to independent Domestic Violence Advocates for survivors to talk to across the county.”

Throughout the day, the Constabulary will be tweeting information about domestic abuse from the force’s Twitter account, encouraging people to speak out.

Chief Constable Simon Byrne, regional lead for Domestic Violence,

The use of violence against women or men will not be tolerated by Cheshire Police.
“We work closely with other organisations to tackle domestic violence across the county, and we hope that the White Ribbon Campaign reinforces the year round message that domestic abuse/violence in any form is not acceptable.
"We will always take firm action to arrest and prosecute offenders who hurt their partners or wives.”

Information about seeking help against domestic abuse/violence is available on the Cheshire Police website.