Northamptonshire Police's FIFA World Cup 2022 message to potential perpetrators of domestic abuse
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Football is often referred to as The Beautiful Game. However, we know that can sometimes not be the case and unfortunately, some fans cross the line when it comes to supporting their team.
Domestic abuse and protecting vulnerable people are matters of priority for the Force and this will not change during the tournament.
In this video Detective Inspector Ashleigh Houlden of the Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit outlines the consequences for anyone who thinks they can use football as an excuse to commit an offence.
Being a domestic abuser is a choice. If you choose to, you can change. We would encourage anyone who’s worried about, or wants to change, their aggressive or controlling behaviour to seek help.
Get in touch with the Respect Phoneline. You can talk to them in confidence. Their advisors will listen to you without judgement and give you honest advice. Call them on 0808 802 4040.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, please call the police on 101 or 999 in an emergency. If you’re not yet ready to speak to the police please call Voice, who can provide you with help and support. Call 0300 303 1965.