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Domestic abuse intensified during lockdown: Panorama report

A Panorama investigation to be broadcast on 17 August will report the findings of the first in-depth research project about the effect of confinement on domestic abuse. Two-thirds of those living with their abuser told Women's Aid that the violence towards them worsened and three-quarters said that it was harder to escape because of the lockdown.

Calls to the Respect Men's Advice Line for male victims increased by 65 per cent during the first three months of restrictions.

According to statistics obtained from Freedom of Information requests, there was one domestic abuse call every 30 seconds in the first seven weeks of lockdown.

For a report by Victoria Derbyshire on the BBC News website, click here. For an article in The Guardian, click here.