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Antrim & Newtownabbey PSNI Stand with Women’s Aid ABCLN

Updated: Mar 6

PSNI in Antrim and Newtownabbey stand with Women’s Aid ABCLN for 16 Days of Action against Gender-Based Violence to end violence against women and girls.

The global 16 Days of Action against Gender-Based Violence is an international movement calling for an end to violence against women and girls. It runs from 25th November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, until 10th December, Human Rights Day.”

PSNI Vulnerability Inspector Neil Patton says

“3,951 domestic abuse incidents and crimes were recorded by the police in Antrim and Newtownabbey from October 2022 to September 2023. We want perpetrators to know we are cracking down on these crimes and using every tool available to us to do so.”

Women’s Aid ABCLN Domestic Abuse Specialist, Arlene Millar says “For every incident we know the impact on women and children can be devastating. Women’s Aid ABCLN provides confidential support, information and emergency accommodation for women and children who are affected by domestic abuse across Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey.”

Inspector Patton say “We are working closely with Women’s Aid ABCLN and other agencies to drive a partnership approach to keep women and girls safe. We encourage people to pick up the phone and report if they have experienced domestic abuse by ringing 101 or 999 in an emergency. PSNI officers across Northern Ireland take these crimes seriously and will investigate all reports robustly.”

“Violence against women and girls is unacceptable and will not be tolerated by society.”

If you are affected by domestic abuse you can call Women’s Aid ABCLN for information and support 028 25 632136.

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