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Police solidarity for ribbon campaign

Initiative aims to end violence against women

Many of the Island's male police officers have been sporting a white ribbon on their uniforms today - in symbolic support of a campaign to end violence against women.

The Constabulary's become the first public organisation in the Isle if Man to adopt the international White Ribbon Campaign.

It encourages men to make a pledge that they will never commit, condone or remain silent about violence towards women.

Today's event was headed by officers in the Public Protection Unit, which deals with reports of domestic abuse.

Inspector Paul Bryan says the issue has proved a talking point among staff:

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