TV ads warn: 'Relationship abuse isn't always physical'

One of the teen-focused anti-abuse adverts airing for the first time tonight depicts a domestic abuse scenario involving characters from Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks.

The ad, which is part of a Government campaign, shows Hollyoaks character Patrick, played by Jeremy Sheffield, manipulating his partner Maxine, played by Nikki Sanderson. It carries the slogan 'Relationship abuse isn't always physical'

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Adverts warn teens about abuse

TV ads starring pop and soap stars are being used to ramp up a Government campaign highlighting abuse in teenage relationships, the Home Office announced. Two ads will run on Channel 4 and MTV this evening as part of the This is Abuse campaign.