Commissioner’s plea to take stand against violence

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Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa backed a national campaign urging men to publicly declare their support for stamping out violence against women.

The PCC joined Chief Constable Mick Creedon and chief fire officer Terry McDermott to renew his personal promise never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.

He visited volunteers and staff at the Escape Domestic Abuse Support Service in Heanor on November 25, to talk to men signing up to the national pledge. The event was held on White Ribbon Day and shined a spotlight on the advice services the charity provides to protect women and help them flee abuse. Since it launched four years ago, the organisation has supported more than 1,500 people.