Attack alarms for those at high risk of domestic abuse

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Personal attack alarms for high risk victims of domestic abuse in Lincolnshire have been funded by the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

A successful bid by the Independent Domestic Violence Advisor Service (IDVA) has allowed them to buy 335 personal alarms that can be given to people at high risk of abuse.

The IDVA Service applied to Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick for a grant and was successful in the bid for £1,000.

The IDVA Service Manager Angela Mountain said: “These alarms are an essential part of our safety planning for victims, they can help when victims are away from home, they can alert passers-by to the distress or danger faced by a victim.

“The alarms help greatly in reducing the risk or repeat harm a victim may face from domestic abuse.”