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Special abuse training for Suffolk Police

£60,000 will be put into the initiative.

Police in Suffolk are to undergo special training to help them better support victims of domestic abuse.

It will be paid for by a £60,000 grant from the Police and Crime Commissioner and will be delivered to 749 officers and staff.

It comes in the wake of independent research last year which into how victims of domestic abuse considered they were supported in the county.

"Since being elected as Suffolk's Police and Crime Commissioner, I have placed great emphasis on the need to keep victims at the heart of our services.

This is especially relevant to dealing with domestic abuse. It is an integral part of my Police and Crime Plan and one of my top priorities."

– Tim Passmore, PCC

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Over 90% children in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex got their secondary school place

Secondary school places were awarded today Credit: PA

Parents have been finding out whether their children have been accepted into the secondary school of their choice.

It's good news in the majority of cases with three counties in the East offering pupils their first preference over 90% of the time.

94% of children in Norfolk will start this September at their favoured school, while it's a similar story in Essex. That number drops slightly to just above 92% in Suffolk.

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Anti-violence campaign in Norfolk schools a success says Chief Constable

Chief Constable Simon Bailey and Ann Bartlett Credit: Norfolk police

An anti-violence campaign which has been rolled out across schools in Norfolk has been such a success Norfolk Constabulary’s Chief Constable has promsied to back it for a second year.

The hard hitting "One Punch Can Kill” presentation has been seen by every Year 9 student across 48 schools in Norfolk since it was launched in September 2015.

The program was started and is presented by Ann Bartlett, the mother of a serviceman who was killed by one punch following a fight in a Portsmouth pub.

The presentations show young people he dangers of fighting and the potential for serious consequences.

"Ann demonstrates incredible strength and courage each time she delivers her presentations and if her message makes just one pupil think before they act we will have been successful."

– Simon Bailey, Chief Constable of Norfolk Police

"Before I started I didn’t realise how impactive the presentations would be. Whilst they are emotionally draining, they are worthwhile and I feel like I am really making a difference. For me it’s about raising awareness and educating young people about mindless violence whilst keeping Kyle’s name alive."

– Ann Bartlett
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