Male domestic abuse victims urged to come forward

Male victims of domestic violence are being urged to contact police for help and advice.

Ahead of Father’s Day on Sunday, police are reminding victims they have specially trained officers who can deal with male victims of domestic abuse.

Around 25 per cent of domestic abuse victims are men with many incidents going unreported. In February Cambridgeshire police launched its first campaign targeting male victims.

Detective Inspector Alan Page said: “Sadly male victims of this type of abuse are historically reluctant to come forward and speak to police for a variety of reasons.

“We know that there are victims out there and we don’t want them to suffer in silence.

“We have a dedicated domestic abuse unit and support available.

“We are committed to bringing those responsible to justice, while ensuring victims and their families have the necessary support.”

Domestic violence is one of the key crime types being targeted by the force’s Get Closer campaign.

Useful contact numbers:

Cambridgeshire police - 101

National Domestic Violence Hotline – 0808 2000 247

Men’s advice line – 0808 801 0327

Every Man project – 0207 263 8884

Childline – 0800 11 11

NSPCC – http://www.nspcc.org.uk/