PSNI in Ballymena have joined with partners Women’s Aid ABCLN to deliver their Christmas message in relation to stopping domestic abuse.
Inspector Beverlie Reid from the Neighbourhood Policing Team says “Unfortunately over the Christmas period we often see an increase in incidents of domestic abuse. If you are in abusive relationship, we want you to know that help is available.”
“If you are experiencing domestic abuse or any other type of abuse or intimidation, or are concerned for someone who is, you can report it to us by calling 101 or, in an emergency, call 999.”
“Calling ‘999’ for help, but too afraid to speak? Dial 55 on your mobile phone when calling in an emergency and the operator will know that you need to be put through to police.”
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.
If you are affected by domestic abuse this Christmas YOU CAN call the Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline on 0808 802 1414, or in an emergency dial 999.