Domestic abuse clinic takes place tomorrow to tackle Islington’s rising tide of violence against women

More than 2,750 women were victims of violence in Islington during the last year

More than 2,750 women were victims of violence in Islington during the last year - Credit: Archant

A domestic abuse clinic will be held in Islington for the first time tomorrow in response to the borough’s rising tide of violence against women.

The event at Islington Police Station, in Tolpuddle Street, Islington, from 2 to 4pm, is aimed at women who need of legal advice and practical support

Islington charity Solace Women’s Aid, who support women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence, and Islington’s Advocacy and Support service will also be on hand.

Police officers who speak a number of languages will be available, including Polish, Bosnian, French and British Sign Language.

In the past 12 months there were 2,765 assaults on females - experts day domestic violence costs the borough an estimated £26 million a year.

Det Ins Rita Tierney siad; “Domestic Violence is a serious crime; it can take many forms including physical, psychological and emotional abuse, social isolation and economic deprivation.

“It is one of the most under reported crimes with serious consequences that may affect the lives of victims.

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“As a result of continual abuse, the victims of domestic violence are left physically and emotionally exhausted, totally isolated and vulnerable.

“We take domestic violence very seriously and will deal positivity and promptly with incidents. You are not alone and we can help. You may additionally wish to seek support or advice from our partners who specialise in Domestic Abuse.”

For help and advice, the National Centre for Domestic Violence can be reached 24 hours a day, in confidence, on 0844 8044 99.