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An app that could save lives: Hollie's family design help for abuse victims

Hollie Gazzard was murdered by her ex-boyfriend last year. Credit: Family

The parents of a murdered young woman from Gloucester have designed a new safety app in her memory to try to prevent other incidents of domestic violence.

Hollie Gazzard was killed by her ex-boyfriend in February last year. Asher Maslin was laterjailed for her murder.

The app - named the Hollie Guard - works by sending an alert to a named emergency contact when the phone is shaken.

The app activates after it's shaken and alerts your emergency contact. Credit: Hollie Guard

"The app is there to really help people be safe, keep safe and stay safe.

Hopefully it will help the self-esteem of those individuals who are perhaps being abused or being stalked, but it also gives them a lifeline - they know they have something within their pocket so they can actually alert someone that they're in trouble."

– Nick Gazzard, Hollie Gazzard's father
Credit: Hollie Guard

Backed by Gloucestershire Police, its other functions include GPS tracking and recording voice and video - for use in possible future court situations.

Credit: Hollie Guard

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