DOMESTIC abuse survivors can access 'safe spaces' in Warrington’s TSB where they will receive specialist support, the bank has announced.

TSB said the initiative will enable more people to find help on their local high street, particularly as lockdown restrictions ease across the UK.

The scheme has been rolled out following three pilots in TSB’s Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire branches over the past six months to 300 nationwide.

Domestic abuse prevention charity Hestia partnered with the bank and local police forces to roll out the scheme.

The scheme was initially developed during the pandemic in response to people suffering domestic abuse.

TSB branch staff have received specialist training to increase their confidence in responding to disclosures of domestic abuse and will provide victims with access to a safe space in their branch.

Victims can use a private room to make telephone calls.

, speak to a trained staff member and contact the local police force if necessary.