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Police force introduces online reporting for domestic abuse

Police force introduces online reporting for domestic abuse

South Yorkshire Police has set up a portal for victims of domestic abuse to report incidents.

The new service – is in response to concerns it is more difficult for victims to use the phone to report abuse during the coronavirus-related lockdown.

Addressing victims, superintendent Shelley Hemsley, force lead for domestic abuse, said: “Please be reassured that this information doesn’t end up in a digital inbox somewhere that nobody is looking at.

“We will have staff working 24/7 to monitor those reports and I want to stress that we will respond to that report in the same way as though you had reported it over the phone via 101. We will risk assess the information you have provided and you will receive an appropriate response based on what we know.”



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