The local team in Cambridgeshire is raising awareness of domestic violence calling for people to give information about suspected perpetrators anonymously.

The 'Behind Closed Doors’ campaign from the Cambridgeshire Committee highlights that domestic violence can happen to anyone.

The period post-Christmas and New Year is traditionally seen as a peak time for reported incidents of domestic violence according to Cambridgeshire Police.

Det Insp, Lorraine Parker, said: “During January we traditionally see a rise in reports of domestic abuse and we would urge anyone with information about a victim of abuse to use the anonymous Crimestoppers service or to call the police.

“Domestic abuse is a priority for the force and we are committed to bringing those responsible to justice, while ensuring victims and their families have the necessary support.”

“We are using this campaign to promote our key message that people can give information anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111. We hope mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, friends and neighbours of victims will be encouraged to call or go online as both are untraceable to the person giving information.”

Margaret Hyde Cambridgeshire Committee member

If you suspect a friend, neighbour or family member is experiencing domestic abuse call Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800 555 111 or give information using our Anonymous Online Form.