Domestic abuse in rural Britain
The National Rural Crime Network (NRCN) has published a report (Thursday 11 July) into domestic abuse in rural Britain.
The report is the results of an 18-month intensive research project, the study has analysed available evidence, spoken in depth to victims of abuse, assessed local support services and looked at the approach of the police.
Its findings are very pertinent to Norfolk.
The NRCN report found that victims in rural England are isolated, unsupported and unprotected. Chairwoman of the NRCN, Julie Mulligan, described domestic abuse as “the hidden underbelly of rural communities.”