Sussex Police says it's receiving at least 40 new calls a day from victims of domestic abuse, but that there are more people out there, suffering in silence.
Now, the force has launched a White Ribbon Campaign to highlight the issue. Sarah Saunders has been speaking to one victim who found the courage to speak out. If you are affected by domestic abuse click here for help and information.
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