Warrington North MP warns over domestic violence cuts

Helen Jones MP

Helen Jones MP

First published in News

DOMESTIC violence victims might not be able to get the help they need due to a rise in numbers during the World Cup says Helen Jones MP.


The Warrington North MP spoke out as statistics show a spike in domestic violence cases at the same time as the football tournament.


Ms Jones, who is also a shadow home office minister, said police number cuts and diminished domestic abuse services more people would struggle to get support.


The Labour MP said: “The vast majority of football fans are law-abiding citizens who would not dream of using violence or abuse towards anybody. Unfortunately, there are a minority casting a shadow over what should be a time of sporting celebration.


“During the last World Cup, domestic violence shot up by about a third each time England played.”
Cheshire Police are putting more officers on the street and paying known domestic abusers a visit to warn of the repercussions if they offend again.


“It’s wonderful to see that Cheshire Police are setting the precedent and taking a proactive approach,” added Ms Jones. “Yet in many parts of the country the Government’s actions mean we’ve lost specialist domestic abuse police officers and fewer offenders are prosecuted. I have serious concerns about where this will leave victims.”

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2:32pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Brick Bazooka says...

So what are you going to do about it Helen? Nothing I imagine. You're just a journalist in MP's clothing.
So what are you going to do about it Helen? Nothing I imagine. You're just a journalist in MP's clothing. Brick Bazooka
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