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Border Life: New refuge helps domestic abuse victims

Domestic violence is increasing - and the incidents are becoming more violent. That's the warning from a Scottish Women's Aid organisation in the region.

The Dumfriesshire and Stewartry group has been helping victims of domestic abuse for 35 years. Fiona Armstrong has been given an exclusive look inside their new safe accommodation for women who flee from violent partners.

If you’re affected by any of the issues in this report there are helplines available:

Women’s Aid (Dumfriesshire & Stewartry): 07710 152 772

Scottish Women’s Aid: 0800 027 1234

Watch the full episode of Border Life at 8pm on ITV Border Scotland or online after the programme, here.

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