The PCC is working in partnership with West Mercia Police to tackle domestic abuse across West Mercia.
PCC John Campion said “I understand the World Cup is a time of celebration and joy as many of you will be watching your national team compete on the biggest stage. However, this is also a time where some people in West Mercia will live in fear. Sadly, there is a correlation between England losing a game of football and an increase in domestic violence – I say to perpetrators there is never an excuse to be violent.
“I want to live in a society where domestic violence is given the red card, but to do this a cultural shift needs to take place. By tackling the problem at the root, we can reduce the number of victims by challenging and changing the behaviour of those in society. As PCC I remain committed to protecting all victims and survivors and will do all I can to tackle the issue and ensure victims not only get the support they need but justice they deserve.”