Islington Council Staff join ribbon campaign against domestic violence

Islington borough commander Gerry Campbell and council chief executive Lesley Seary (centre) with co

Islington borough commander Gerry Campbell and council chief executive Lesley Seary (centre) with council staff wearing White Ribbons - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of town hall staff wore a ribbon to show their opposition to violence against women.

On Monday all ranks at Isligton Council, from chief executive to cleaner, demonstrated their support for the White Ribbon Campaign, which aims to tackle domestic attacks.

Last year domestic violence and abuse in Islington accounted for almost 4,000 reports to the police – the figure is likely to be higher as many victims are ashamed or scared to come forward.

Cllr Paul Convery, Islington Council’s executive member for community safety, said: “Violence against women and girls is a crime and completely unacceptable.

“We won’t tolerate domestic violence against women and girls in Islington and support the prosecution of offenders wherever possible.”