Domestic violence victims shouldn’t suffer in silence- Boyle
Sinn Féin MLA Michaela Boyle has called for victims suffering from domestic abuse or violence to speak out and seek help.
The West Tyrone MLA was commenting after attending a DPCSP event which focused on the issue of domestic violence.
Michaela Boyle said:
"Men and women continue to suffer horrendous forms of violence and abuse every single day.
"Domestic violence and abuse has a devastating effect on the lives of its victims and their families.
“Listening to the horror stories at the event today was shocking and very emotional. My heart goes out to anyone who has to live with it.
“It is not easy for victims to speak out as many live in fear every single day. My message to victims is that you don’t have to suffer alone.
“No-one should suffer in silence. Whether the abuse is physical or emotional, there are organisations, including the PSNI, Women’s Aid, Men’s Aid etc. who are just a phone call away and ready to help.”