Hundreds of pledges in Eastbourne on White Ribbon Day

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Officers from Eastbourne Police worked alongside various agencies including Eastbourne Borough Council, Sussex Downs College, Eastbourne Homes and Age Concern to promote White Ribbon Day on Tuesday, November 25.

Police said the campaign against domestic violence was hugely successful as the public were able to partake in awareness events at various locations to pledge their support against domestic violence.

In total, 758 pledges have been registered so far with individuals pledging not to remain silent about domestic violence.

Chief Inspector Steve Biglands, district policing commander for Eastbourne, said, “We are hoping that all the activity that has gone in the town, which will continue, will encourage more victims to come forward and end this suffering in silence. Equally, this is a message to perpetrators that they need to stop abusing their partners and seek help with their issues.

“We will continue to work as a partnership with the White Ribbon charity to encourage men to take the pledge to make a stand against domestic abuse. “Together we can help stop violence against women.”

Future events include Sussex Downs College holding a concert at the Hippodrome Theatre, on February 10 next year.

Find out more about the campaign at www.whiteribboncampaign.co.uk.