Crime, antisocial behaviour and nuisance Domestic abuse

Get help and advice about domestic abuse

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Domestic abuse is the abuse of someone within an intimate or family relationship. It is the repeated, random and continued use of intimidation to control another person – usually a partner, ex-partner or other family member.

Abuse can be physical, emotional, psychological, economical, sexual, or a combination of these. Anyone forced to alter their behaviour because they’re frightened of their (ex) partner, or family member’s reaction is being abused.

Domestic abuse also includes so-called ’Honour-based' abuse, forced marriage and female genital mutilation (16+ years)  

Report Abuse:

If you are in immediate danger:

  • Call 999   
  • If you can’t talk, wait until you are connected and either:
    • press 55 (from a mobile) 
    • leave it for 45 seconds (from a landline), or
    • get someone else to phone
  • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you can use our textphone service 18000 (or text us on 999 if you’ve pre-registered with the emergency SMS service), or use 999 BSL or Signvideo

Once you're connected, you'll need to state whether you need the police, ambulance or fire service.  

If the situation is not an emergency:

If you're not in immediate danger, but still need the police call GMP on 101 or Report online

If you need information, advice or support:

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