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Boyle encourages public to take part in Domestic Homicide Review Consultation

4 July, 2018 - by Michaela Boyle

Michaela Boyle MLA has encouraged people to take part in a consultation launched by the Department of Justice seeking views on a proposed model for the introduction of Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs) in the north.

The West Tyrone MLA said:

"Men and women continue to suffer horrendous forms of violence and abuse every single day. 

“According to PSNI figures around five people in the north are killed every year during incidents of domestic violence. Last year alone, there were almost 30,000 domestic incidents which were reported to police, amounting to more than 80 every day.

“However due to the underreporting of domestic violence and abuse these figures are believed to be higher.

“I would encourage organisations who work with victims and survivors, family members or friends or work colleagues of people who have been abused or who may have been affected by abuse to make their opinions known in order to help improve preventative as well as immediate and aftercare services and potentially save lives.

“It is important that anyone suffering from abuse whether physical or emotional knows that there are organisations, including the PSNI, Women’s Aid, Men’s Aid etc who are just a phone call away and ready to help. No one should suffer in silence.

“The consultation is open until Friday September 28 and full details can be found at:” 

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