Charlotte | Domestic Abuse.

I lived with a serving police officer for 11yrs, we had a child together and we both had other children from previous relationships. My older children lived with us. He was verbally and physically abusive. I visited A & E depts on a number of occasions and also stayed at Women’s Aid refuges . I reported the abuse to his Senior Officers and made a statement. They did not want to know and nothing was done. I finally made the right decision to leave him . He then broke into my home and stole items from my home including food from the fridge. My underwear, and children’s games and TV, also my car which enabled me to work as we lived in the countryside. When this was reported to police they did nothing.

Constabulary: South Wales Police

Timespan: 1990’s

Did you report it to the police?: Yes

Your ethnicity: White British

Have you experienced suicidality due to this?: Prefer not to say

Are you disabled as defined under the Equality Act 2010?: No

illustration by Danny Noble

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