Women living in the shadow of violence

BEHIND closed doors in Suffolk there are women living in fear today. New figures show that reports of domestic violence in the county have more than doubled.

By Tracey Sparling

BEHIND closed doors in Suffolk there are women living in fear today. New figures show that reports of domestic violence in the county have more than doubled.

Domestic abuse accounts for a quarter of all violent crime in Suffolk. More than half the reported incidents are witnessed by children.

Between April and September this year, 91 incidents a week were reported. And experts know that even that massively increased figure is just the tip of a horrifying iceberg, because so many incidents remain secret, hidden below the surface of polite society.


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Today, as new measures are announced to tackle the sinister menace, The Evening Star brings you the chilling story of one woman who fought back and survived to let others suffering in silence know that help is out there.

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