Appealing for victims of domestic violence in Derry to seek help and not to suffer in silence, Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue  said,

Councillor Patricia Logue
Councillor Patricia Logue

“It’s important that we continue to raise awareness of  domestic violence in Derry and across the north and to appeal to victims to come forward and seek help.”

“All the evidence is that domestic violence levels are rising and there is help available so victims should not suffer in silence.”

“This is a problem that won’t go away if left without being tackled and often the violence gets worse with examples of tragic consequences which we see all too often.”

“The services for victims of domestic violence are freely accessible and skilled professional advice and support is awaiting your call.”

“I’d urge any victim be they young or older, female or male to come forward and make that first step to end violent abuse before it escalates.”

“If it’s a recent event or has been the pattern for some time, domestic violence is not acceptable and must be stopped so reach out to the people that can end the misery.”

“The domestic pressures at the festive and New Year period  often see an increase of incidents of violence and we want to support this campaign to raise awareness but at any time of year help is your first step out of abusive relationships.”