Domestic violence campaign

Police on Teesside are trying to raise awareness of domestic violence. More than 13,000 incidents were reported to police last year.

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Teesside charity offers support for domestic abuse victims

Police and other agencies across Teesside are using International Women's Day to raise awareness of the help and support on offer.

Among them, is the specialist charity Harbour Support Services, which operates a number of refuges in the region.

Harbour Support Services' Chief Executive Lesley Gibson spoke to ITV News about the importance of campaigns like this one in encouraging people to come forward.

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