POLICE have released contact numbers for victims of domestic violence after a man was jailed for the ‘brutal’ murder of his former paertner.
Robert Massey, of Haydock, was jailed last Thursday for life for a minimum of 28 years for the murder of his girlfriend and the attempted murder of two men.
Police were called to a property in Piele Road, Haydock on the morning of Wednesday August 31 this year to reports of a safety concern of Jacqueline Forest, 49.
Paramedics attended, but Ms Forest was sadly confirmed dead at the scene. The cause of death was given as blunt trauma to the head and manual asphyxiation by strangulation or suffocation.
A man in his 30s was also found near the scene with non-life-threatening injuries.
Massey, 43, of Piele Road, pleaded guilty to murdering Ms Forrest and was today sentenced to a minimum of 28 years in prison at Liverpool Crown Court.
He also pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of two men, Anthony Murphy and Graham Roberts.
Chief Detective Inspector Allison Woods said: ‘It was a truly shocking and brutal assault which led to the tragic death of Jacqueline Forest in her own home.
“No one can begin to understand the impact that the circumstances and the fact of his sudden death had on his family and friends.
“Nothing can bring Jacqueline back but I hope the prison sentence Massey now has to serve will give them a sense of justice and finally allow them to get on with their lives.”
She called for awareness of the “complex problem” of domestic violence.
Det Ch Insp Woods added: “Merseyside Police continue to do everything in their power to tackle all violence against women and girls and we will do everything in our power to support victims, target perpetrators and reduce violence by ensuring that victims of domestic violence feel believed and supported. when they report a violation to us.
“Domestic violence is a complex problem and can take many forms. This can be psychological, financial, sexual, emotional and physical and we want to raise awareness of the support that is available to anyone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence or has been affected by it so that no one else has to suffer or shut up or go through what they’ve been through.
“We are working closely with local domestic support organisations, local authorities, rescue teams and charities to ensure that services and ongoing support are available, including access to shelters.
“We have a number of specialist departments within the police to investigate these crimes, but it is important that we all work together to support survivors and that we work collectively to prevent these crimes from happening in the first place in the first place. sensitizing.”
Police have listed a number of ways people can report domestic violence:
- Call – If you are in immediate danger, always call 999. If you are calling 999 and you are not in a safe position to speak to us, cough or tap the phone and press 55, when prompted . This will alert the operator that you need assistance and we will provide assistance.
- Online – You can report domestic violence to us online Report Domestic Violence | Merseyside Police and someone will get back to you, via the method you specified, within 24 hours.
- All reports are treated seriously, they will be thoroughly investigated and we will work with our partners to offer support and ensure the safety of victims. We understand that every domestic incident is unique and we will do everything we can to bring the perpetrators to justice, so that the victims of this terrible and under-reported crime are protected and their needs put first.
- Merseyside Police are also calling on families and friends to watch for signs that someone may be experiencing domestic abuse. Sometimes victims are unable to contact the police, which is why it is so important that people around them who suspect something is going on can do so on their behalf.
- If you have non-emergency information about domestic violence – if you are a victim or think someone you know is a victim – you can direct message @MerPolCC on Twitter, ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre‘ on Facebook or contact @CrimestoppersUK, anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police added that additional support can also be found at these local and state agencies:
- ‘Safe2Speak, offers immediate support and free, confidential, supportive and non-judgmental advice to any St Helens resident, regardless of race, gender, identity, religion, belief or orientation sexual.
- Contact details 01744 743200 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.), free 24-hour helpline 01925 – 220 541, textline 07781 472828 (Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.). www.safe2speak.co.uk
- Help for women | womensaid.org.uk | 0808 200 0247 (24 hours)
- Refuge (includes information for men) | shelter.org.uk | 0808 200 0247 (24 hours)
- National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 200 0247 (24 hours)
- The Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner Victim Care Service is provided jointly by two registered charities: Home: Victim Care Merseyside