Police have found hammers, replica guns and knives as they search parks and outside flats in the West Midlands.
West Midlands Domestic Abuse Survivor Calls For More Awareness Of Emotional Abuse
West Midlands Domestic Abuse Survivor Calls For Police To Be Trained To Spot The Signs Of Emotional Abuse.
A 28-year-old domestic abuse survivor who moved to the West Midlands to escape her former partner, has told Heart police officers need to be given better training to spot the signs of emotional abuse as well as physical violence.
Megan, who's name we've changed, says it took years for her to report the abuse she was suffering because she never thought of herself as a victim, even though it caused her to self harm.
Figures show on average a woman is assaulted 35 times before reporting it to the police.
It comes as new guidance has been issued advising officers get a checklist of what signs to look out for when it comes to tackling domestic violence.
A Birmingham copyright law expert has told Heart it'll be hard to prove Little Mix's new single directly copies a song by an American girlband.
A father and son have been jailed for almost 5 years between them for running a brothel in Birmingham which made a million pounds a year.
Police have arrested five men from Yorkshire over the death of a man found in the Black Country.
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