The National Domestic Abuse helpline has seen a 25% increase in calls and online requests for help since the lockdown, the charity Refuge says.
It received hundreds more calls last week compared to two weeks earlier, the charity which runs the helpline said. Campaigners have warned the restrictions could heighten domestic tensions and cut off escape routes. Visits to the UK-wide National Domestic Abuse helpline website for information were 150% higher than during the last week in February, Refuge said.
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