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POLICE officers and staff across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight will be wearing white ribbons tomorrow in a stand against domestic abuse and violence.

November 25 is International White Ribbon Day, part of a national and global movement campaigning for an end to violence against women across the world.

Hampshire Constabulary is supporting the day to highlight the work the force does to protect all victims and survivors of domestic abuse and violence, both men, women and children, in same-sex and opposite-sex relationships.

Detective Superintendent Ben Snuggs is the force lead on domestic abuse. He said: ‘For many victims, the idea of supporting a prosecution is still just too traumatic.

‘That’s why we’re working with partner agencies to find ways to minimise this impact and encourage more victims to speak out.’

If you or someone you know has been the victim of domestic abuse or violence, you can call the police on 101 or call Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.