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Domestic Violence on the up in North Yorkshire

Domestic Abuse

12:00am 30th December 2010

The festive period is often a time of high tension for those in abusive relationships.

In North Yorkshire this year the stats show it's been no different, with calls to helplines increasing.

Patsy Brown works for the Independent Domestic Abuse Service in York:

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This year Patsy brought one woman to York to escape her abusive partner.

That lady doesn't want to be named, but said it took her a long time to seek help after being given a support number:

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If you suffer domestic violence and want help, here's details of local support services in North Yorkshire:

Daisy Chain, a domestic abuse charity in Selby, can be contacted on 01757 291111

IDAS, the Independant Domestic Abuse Service based in York, has two numbers:
Advice, accommodation, support: 01904 646 630.
24hr National Helpline: 0808 2000 247

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