West Midlands Police are leading a campaign to help victims of domestic violence during the coronavirus outbreak.

The #NoExcuseForAbuse campaign aims to reassure people that services available for victims of domestic abuse will continue despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Throughout the campaign, digital adverts will be on show at over 20 supermarkets across the West Midlands.

#NoExcuseForAbuse poster Credit: West Midlands Police

There are concerns that the lockdown has resulted in more people suffering at home.

We recognise that the national lockdown is important to save lives. However, we need to remember that home is not a safe place for victims of domestic violence. We are asking everyone to look out for friends, family and neighbours and to report domestic abuse."

Maureen Connelly, Chair of the West Midlands Domestic Violence Consortium

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner says there are a range of services available across the region to help those who are victims.

In these very difficult times it is vital that those that are suffering in their home know that help is out there.

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson
#NoExcuseForAbuse poster Credit: West Midlands Police

Senior officials have come out in support of the Midlands-led campaign.

I’m pleased that the West Midlands PCC is sending out a powerful signal that police will respond strongly to domestic abuse, and there are services available to support victims."

The Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales Dame Vera Baird QC