Bedfordshire Police takes domestic violence and abuse seriously.
We deal promptly and positively with any domestic incident that we
attend. Wherever possible, we will arrest the person responsible
for the violence and try to take action to protect you from further
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Are you a Victim of Domestic Abuse?
It is not your fault. You are not alone. There are many people
who can help you.
Domestic abuse includes any incidents of threatening behaviour,
violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial and
emotional) between adults who are or have been intimate partners or
are family members, regardless of age, sexuality or gender.
You have the right to live free from fear and
Intimidation can be degradation, mental and verbal abuse,
humiliation, deprivation, systematic criticism and belittling.
Bedfordshire police work closely with other agencies such as
Victim Support and Housing in order to get you the support you
What to do if you Need Help
In an emergency dial 999
- Bedfordshire Police Rape Investigation Unit - 01582 473416
- North Bedfordshire Womens Refuge - 01234 353592
- South Bedfordshire Womens Refuge - 01582 664634
- Bedfordshire Asian Womens Refuge - 01234 261228
- National Domestic Abuse Helpline - 0808 2000 247
You can also get more information from the Bedfordshire Domestic
Violence Partnership website http://www.bedsdv.org.uk/