Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Shadow Home Secretary, responding to figures showing that 4093 arrests for domestic abuse offences have been made in the last six weeks, said:
“These terrible figures should be a wake-up call for the Government to urgently increase financial and wider support to domestic abuse services that are coming under additional pressure. Too much time has already been lost.
“Labour has been clear for weeks that emergency funding should be given to the frontline organisations who are doing incredible work to support women and children who are victims or at risk of violence. The lack of urgency from the Home Secretary on this important issue is deeply concerning.”