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Appeal for abused to 'speak up and speak out'

Public lecture set up by sufferers of abuse

Break the silence on abuse - that's the subject of a public lecture designed to make victims feel safe, strong and secure enough to unmask it.

The 'Speak Up and Speak Out' event is being hosted by an Island-based independent advisory charity - set up by people who have suffered abuse.

It follows statistics released in the Chief Constable's Annual Report 2015/16 - showing a 56 per cent increase in cases of domestic abuse every year.

It'll take place at the Manx Legion Club in Douglas from 7:30pm on Monday (5 September).

Marcia K Brabbs is one of the speakers:

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