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Primrose Hope | When will I be taken seriously

He is a sibling. A crazy individual who has terrorised my life for almost 3 years. It all started when I went away for the weekend. I wasn’t even gone 24hrs before the abuse and lies started. My cat was staying at my grans. He was there too, and my

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Silenced woman | Psychological brutality

I have been in abusive relationship for years. Forms of abuse were subtle and hard to spot until my ex husband hasn’t adopted my son Then hell started for both of us. My ex husband went so far that he threatened to kill himself if I leave him before I

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Truth. | Am I the victim here?

It was a typical girls night out, enjoying the music and drinks flowing. During the end of the night I noticed my bag was missing, with my money and phone. I searched everywhere, whilst my friends were chatting with the bouncers. I had one last attempt to search going back

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China White | Domestic abuse and the police

I am a victim of DV. My husband abuses me then calls the police and claims that I am the one abusing him. I have been arrested 4 times over the past 3 years since meeting him for things I have not done. The police dont listen to my cries

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Gemsie | When abusers get away and claim victim.

I took blame because he said I made him that way, that I drove him to drink, and I was such a bad wife that justified his adultery. I excused and minimized whilst trying to adapt my behaviours to prevent further abuse happening. As things continued to escalate, to him

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| Male police are totally mindless and useless

Put a tentative written query to an abuse help line run by the police, and just had them turn up 36 hrs later, with no warning, in a gang, looking for a fight. Said they were “safeguarding me”. That’s a joke, I mean, really, they think 36 hrs later is

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Stalked by ex | Stalked by ex

Speaking on behalf of a friend – she has been stalked for several years by her ex-boyfriend. Harassing her and tracking her. She has tried all means herself to protect herself and resolve the situation. Finally she spoke with Hampshire Constabulary and after a string of inconsistent appointments, staff changes

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Phoenix | Gaslight by normalised mysogyny

This isn’t about inappropriate sexualised behaviour, but I do see this incident as part of the problem of crimes against women and girls and the way police are normalising abuse. I called the police whilst my boyfriend at the time was going apesh*t crazy and was punching holes in my

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| Misogyny from a female police officer

I was a child when I was groomed and sexual abused/exploited and raped. I would regularly go missing and when I had the courage to report what had happened a male officer from GMP had said what I was describing to him sounded like I wanted it despite me saying

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Jane Doe | They destroyed my life.

I reported a crime. The officers were racist and misogynistic. I made a complaint. The complaint was sent to that officers team. So they destroyed my life. This sums it up. There is a lot of detail. They spent a lot of time and effort doing this and made up

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Annie | Elderly and Disabled Women are ignored

I am chronically ill and disabled, and had always been very close to my Mum who was 81. She became bedridden, paralysed and had fluctuating mental capacity following a fall in which she broke her spine. She lived with her second husband. I employed a care company to visit Mum

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Rachel | Rape of teenager covered up

I was at a party of a 14 year old girl when suddenly we realised nobody had seen her for a while she had been quite drunk so people started looking for her. She was found in an upstairs bedroom with 4 boys aged 15-19 some in a state of

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Yorkshire | Sexual Assault ignored

I was sexually assaulted by my employer and when I reported it to the police they said I had made it up because he was a popular business man and I was 17. He was a manipulative predator who also had ties with the Asian community and helped them fiddle

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Katherine | unlikely prosecution

This year I reported two rapes. Since then, I found out in my medical records that the police have decided that they’re very unlikely to be prosecuted. But they haven’t even taken my statement. My words mean nothing even before they are spoken. Constabulary: N/A or Prefer not to say

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