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New service for perpetrators of domestic abuse

A new service which gives perpetrators of domestic abuse a chance to seek help has been launched this week.

The initiative, called Stepping Up, allows adults who recognise they are using physical or emotional abuse within their relationships to refer themselves to the service to receive a tailored package of support.

At the same time, the perpetrator's current or ex-partner will be offered support from a dedicated worker.

There are perpetrators who do acknowledge their abusive behaviour and want to do something about it.

Through early intervention, we can work with them to facilitate change while supporting their partners and children.

By taking this dual approach, our programme will help victims today and hopefully reduce the number of victims tomorrow.

– Carl Hall, Head of Service, Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company

Elderly pedestrians killed in hit-and-run in Dorking

Two elderly pedestrians were killed when they were run over by a van,

The pair were fatally struck on the A25 Reigate Road in Dorking, Surrey, just before 7pm on Friday.

An unnamed man died at the scene, while a woman was pronounced dead after being taken to St George's Hospital, Tooting, south-west London.

Officers from Surrey Police's collision investigation unit appealed to any witnesses or to anyone who saw a silver van before the crash to call them on 101.

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