What was exposed via social media at the weekend will have been very traumatic and triggering for many victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. There is no excuse for abusive behaviour, it is unacceptable and unjustifiable. The victim is never at fault!

We must ensure that any victim is listened to and given the opportunity to get the support they need.

Safer Places offer tailored and compassionate support service with highly trained trauma experts for all victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse in the Essex and Hertfordshire areas. If you or anyone you know is in an abusive relationship and in need of help please contact us on 03301 025 812, email [email protected] or you can access our 24/7 confidential live chat service via our website.

You can also contact the freephone national helpline on 0808 2000 247.