As England face their first match of Euro 2016 today (11 June), Sussex Police are holding a special 12-hour “tweetathon”.
They want to encourage a live debate about all the issues around domestic abuse, as well as offer sources of advice and help during the Talk To Us, We Can Help campaign.
From 12pm to 12am, Detective Sergeant Danny Dugan and Detective Constable Jamie Pooley, two experienced officers in investigating domestic abuse and supporting victims, will be reporting on the force’s response to live domestic abuse incidents on Twitter to provide a snapshot of the range of incidents that officers are called to across the county and the action taken during a 12-hour period.
They will also be broadcasting live at 1pm and 8pm, and will be joined by an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor and Rise UK project worker, AJ Paterson, who will share case studies and talk about the real impact on victims, which may not involve physical violence.
There is also the opportunity to question Detectives live on Periscope at 1pm and 8pm, - follow @sussex_police on Periscope.
For advice and support over domestic abuse in Sussex call 101 or 01273 470101 or go online. Sussex Police has specially trained officers who can help.
If you are not confident in talking to the police, there are other organisations who can give you the confidential advice and support that you need here.
To find other local support and help near to you, click here.