Nearly a million women every year experience domestic violence. And Sussex Police receive a staggering 40 calls about domestic abuse every single day.
But they still believe women are suffering in silence and this week they have launched a White Ribbon Campaign encouraging more women to come forward. Heather Holden from Eastbourne was attacked by her husband.
Detective Constable Jamie Pooley from Sussex Police says specialist officers are ready to help. For help call the 24 Hour Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247 or visit www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk.
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