Domestic abuse victim speaks about abusive relationship

More than 42,000 incidents of domestic abuse were recorded across Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk last year. One community housing group in Braintree is raising awareness in the hope of encouraging more victims to speak out.

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Domestic abuse victim speaks about abusive relationship

Last year Essex Police recorded around 28 thousand domestic abuse incidents. Credit: PA Images

More than 42,000 incidents of domestic abuse were recorded across Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk last year.

One community housing group in Braintree is raising awareness in the hope of encouraging more victims to speak out.

ITV Anglia's Hannah Pettifer went to meet one woman who was in an abusive relationship for two years - her words are spoken by an actor to protect her identity.

Click below to watch the report:

Help and support available for domestic abuse victims:

Help for Domestic Violence

Women's Aid

Refuge

National Domestic Violence Helpline

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