Surrey Police is offering specialist support to victims of honour based violence and forced marriage across the county. A team of five officers are dedicated to providing a confidential service to support anyone who reports such a crime and to ensure each case is dealt with in the most appropriate manner.
The Diversity Crimes Unit (DCU) was set up more than a year ago and consists of officers who are specifically trained to work with different cultures where the use of abuse and violence, including female genital mutilation, can be part of a lifestyle. The unit has close links with outreach services and partner agencies which allow officers to help victims discreetly and appropriately. It aims to encourage anyone affected to report crimes and not to suffer in silence.
Detective Sergeant Jackie Broadfoot of the DCU said: “We are committed to protecting anyone who comes forward and asks for help–…
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