Domestic Abuse: GMP Urge Relatives and Neighbours To Come Forward

2 August 2013, 06:00 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Police in Greater Manchester are telling people to come forward if they suspect someone they know is being abused.

The campaign to encourage 'third party reporting' comes after a drop in reported cases of domestic abuse.

Between July 2012 and the end of June 2013 there were 1, 127 fewer incidents dealt with by GMP.

But the force say that does not mean the problem is going away.

Chief Constable, Sir Peter Fahy said: "Although there has been a reduction in domestic abuse we will continue to tackle this type of crime and will respond to any reports in relation to it.

"We cannot talk about specific cases but we regularly see instances where after a tragedy occurs family members or neighbours say I knew that something was going on but I did not want to interfere as I thought they would sort it out.

"We also see cases where lives have been saved because a neighbour who has heard a disturbance has contacted us about it."

For more information call the Women’s Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0161 636 7525.

In an emergency and where there is a threat to life always dial 999.