Rape and sexual assault victims will be able to seek help at four new support centres, the Government's announced.
The new centres will open within the next year in central Lancashire, Reading, Avon and Somerset and Lincolnshire, bringing the total to 78 across England and Wales.
The centres, which will be backed with £4 million in funding, provide specialist counselling for victims of sexual assault or rape.Since the 2010 coalition agreement, nine new centres have opened including one in Trafford.
A total of 65 already in place will receive continued funding.
"I want more victims of rape or sexual assault to come forward and get the specialist help they need to recover from these sickening crimes."
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