Live web-chat will focus on demoestic abuse

The issue of domestic abuse will be discussed in a live webchat in Sussex this week as police and partners support a national campaign to raise awareness and reporting.

The live webchat will run from 5pm to 7pm on Wednesday 5 March. Detective Inspector Stu Hale of Sussex Police and AJ Paterson, an Independent Domestic Violence Adviser. She is from Brighton-based support group RISE, and both will answer questions about the way police and agencies support victims and survivors of domestic abuse.

To join in on Wednesday just go to

You can also submit questions in advance via the same link or via our Twitter account @sussex_police

Sussex Police and partners have an ongoing campaign, including advertising and local events, aimed at encouraging all victims of domestic abuse to report incidents earlier before the abuse escalates, and at raising awareness of White Ribbon UK, an international organisation working to involve men in opposing violence and abuse against women.

If you don’t want to talk to the police, talk to someone. These organisations can also help;

The 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247 or East Sussex Domestic Abuse Service on 0844 225 0657.