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Domestic violence: What help is available?

It's said at least one in four women experience domestic violence in their lifetime Photo: Jan-Philipp Strobel/DPA/Press Association Images

A woman from Coventry who was beaten up by her partner has released photos of her injuries in the hope that more victims of domestic violence will come forward.

Sinead Noone suffered a fractured cheek, broken nose and black eyes following a row on Valentines Day last year.

He ex, Derek Robinson, has been jailed for 13 years.

Sinead Noone's injuries after a row with her partner on Valentines Day Credit: West Midlands Police

According to Women's Aid, domestic violence can be physical, sexual, psychological or financial violence that takes place within an intimate or family-type relationship and that forms a pattern of coercive and controlling behaviour.

  • Domestic violence is a crime - it is against the law.
  • You don't have to deal with domestic abuse on your own.
  • Talk to someone you can trust or call a helpline.
  • If you are in danger, call 999.

For more information on domestic violence and ways to get help, visit the Refuge and Women's Aid websites.

You can also call the 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, which is run in Partnership between Refuge and Women's Aid, on 0808 2000247.