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WATCH: Cumbria Victims Charitable Trust

A new charitable trust has launched specifically designed to help victims of crime in Cumbria.

Our reporter Paul Crone has been talking to a woman who suffered repeated domestic abuse with her ex partner and backs the new initiative.


Survivor of domestic abuse supports Cumbria Victims Charitable Trust

Cumbria is one of the safest places to live in the UK but last year there were over 24,000 crimes reported across the county.

Today, a new charitable trust was launched specifically designed to help the victims of crime in the region.

One woman from west Cumbria, who suffered repeated domestic abuse when with her ex-partner, supports the new initiative.

Cumbria to support victims of crime

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More support is to be given to victims of crime in Cumbria.

The county's Police and Crime Commissioner will unveil the 'Cumbria Victims Charitable Trust' this morning.

It will provide extra funding to help those affected by crime and is one of a series of victim-focused announcements by Richard Rhodes this week.

He has also declared he will be awarding around £4,000 to the Coroners Court Support Services to provide support for bereaved families and witnesses.

Launch of Borders domestic abuse help service

The Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs, Roseanna Cunningham MSP, will launch a new project to help support domestic abuse victims in the Scottish Borders.

The 'Pathway Project' will consist of three new services, all specifically designed to provide help and support to adults and children who have encountered domestic abuse.

Almost 1.5 million pounds worth of funding has been given by the Scottish Government, BIG Lottery and local key partners to develop the Pathway Project.