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Civic heads unite against domestic violence

Date published: 04 December 2013

COUNCIL leader Jim McMahon has joined forces with other civic heads to take a stand against domestic violence.

All nine Greater Manchester local authority leaders signed a promise penned by Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd to do more to protect victims.

The pledge comes at the end of an awareness month spearheaded by Mr Lloyd to raise awareness and encourage victims to seek help and support.

Greater Manchester Police dealt with 60,464 cases of domestic abuse in the 12 months to September — an increase of 1,715 compared with the previous year.

Mr Lloyd said: “I hope the activity over the past month will give victims the confidence to come forward and report domestic abuse.”

LOCAL housing bosses have formed a pioneering crime-busting partnership with police.
First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO) has signed an agreement with Greater Manchester Police so the organisations can work more closely to sharing information and take joint action.

The social landlord, with 12,000 properties in the borough, says the initiative will help to combat crime and anti-social behaviour on estates across Oldham.

The “Crime Concordat” will see landlords from the 10 Greater Manchester authorities share information and resources with the police to help develop a more strategic approach to tackling troublemakers.


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