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Kent's Police and Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes: "Domestic violence is an abomination"

PUBLISHED: 13:44 18 March 2014 | UPDATED: 13:44 18 March 2014

(L-R) Chief Inspector Phil Painter, Carol Gosal,  Kulbir Paschricha, PC Sandeep Sandher, Ann Barnes, Gurjit Bains, Dilpreet Gosal, Gurvinder Sandher, Chief Constable Alan Pughsley

(L-R) Chief Inspector Phil Painter, Carol Gosal, Kulbir Paschricha, PC Sandeep Sandher, Ann Barnes, Gurjit Bains, Dilpreet Gosal, Gurvinder Sandher, Chief Constable Alan Pughsley

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Ann Barnes, the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, has spoken out against domestic violence after reports Gravesend has one of the highest figures for the crime in Kent.

The commissioner spoke at the Sadi Awaaz Suno (Listen to our voices) event at The Woodville Halls, Gravesend, last Friday.

Speaking at the event, she said: “Domestic abuse is an abomination and is a priority for me.

“Victims of such abuse are not a secondary consideration to me or an afterthought.

“I would like all victims of domestic abuse to take away today it’s simply this: you are not alone.”

She also reminded her audience Gravesham borough has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in Kent.

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