A 33 per cent increase in 999 calls to West Yorkshire Police relating to domestic abuse and violence was seen after England drew against Russia in the side’s opening game in Euro 2016.
In all, 3,606 calls were made to emergency services, including 101 and 999 calls, on Saturday between 20:00 and 03:00, a rise of 200 calls on the week before, the Wakefield Express reports.
West Yorkshire Police’s Safeguarding Central Governance Unit’s Det Supt Darren Minton observed that a moment of madness that results in domestic violence against a partner during the football can lead to serious consequences.
These include prison terms, loss of access to children, dissolution of relationships, bans from pubs and other public places, or loss of access to social housing.
“So far, the number of reported domestic abuse related incidents has shown that there has been a rise when England has been playing and I would like to reiterate our message that domestic abuse will not be tolerated,” he went on to add.
If you do feel threatened by your partner, it can be hard to know exactly where to go for help, but you must make sure you do seek assistance from one avenue or other. Asking for help is often the first step towards resolving your situation for good.
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