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Campaign targets men over abuse.

A POWERFUL domestic abuse campaign is targeting male perpetrators in an attempt to encourage them to change their behaviour.

Tamworth Community Safety Partnership has launched the campaign in time for Christmas and the New Year as domestic abuse cases increase over the festive season for a variety of reasons including alcohol, family pressures and the financial cost.

Posters giving men details of the anti-domestic abuse Respect Helpline have been put up in toilets across the borough and police officers attending all domestic abuse incidents will give perpetrators a Respect Helpline card.

Tamworth Borough Council Community Safety Officer, Marcella Forrest, said: "While there is no excuse, the added pressures of the festive period can contribute to a very abusive Christmas for the victims of domestic abuse."

The Respect Helpline can be contacted on 0808 802 4040.
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