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Norfolk Police: "we are still here" for victims of domestic abuse during pandemic

With the Government's latest measures to help stop the spread of Covid-19, Norfolk Police have said they understand victims of domestic abuse may feel even more isolated.

The force said they do no want people to suffer in silence in what could be more like a prison during these pressing times.

They will always respond to emergency calls, and have highlighted there are a number of local charities and organisations still working to support people.

If you are in immediate danger and speaking would make you more at risk - the Silent Solution system can notify police of an emergency without having to make a sound.

To use the system, call 999 and stay on the line, then press 55 to be transferred to the police.

Norfolk Police also have a number of links to support services on their website.

Temp Detective Superintendent Andy Coller, head of safeguarding at Norfolk Police, said:  "Norfolk Constabulary are aware that, during this difficult time, victims of domestic abuse can feel even more isolated.

"We would reassure anyone who is experiencing abuse or knows of someone else who is, that we are still there for them and they should call 999 if they are in immediate danger.

"We have updated our website in response to the COVID-19 situation to reflect our concerns for those who are vulnerable, signposting organisations and charities who can offer help and services both locally and nationally.

"We are prioritising keeping our communities safe and protecting those who are most at risk.

"We are keeping matters under constant review, which will include further information updates and messaging campaigns in due course."

In immediate danger, always call 999.

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