An increase in domestic violence incidents in Donegal has prompted gardaí to reassure victims that help is available.
Gardaí in Donegal have recorded a rise in reports of domestic violence in recent months.
They have issued an appeal to victims, and anyone concerned about someone who may be suffering as a result of domestic violence, to come forward.
Gardaí took to Facebook today to remind the public that Covid-19 travel restrictions do not apply to any person in the case of domestic violence or to escape a risk of harm, whether to the person or to another person.
“Under Operation Faoiseamh An Garda Síochána continues to treat all instances of Domestic Abuse as a priority and once again re-enforces our commitment to ‘keeping people safe’, and in particular the victims of domestic and sexual abuse,” gardaí said.
“If you are a victim of abuse or you know of a family member or friend who is a victim of such abuse, that information is important to us and I ask that you make contact with An Garda Síochána. If you require urgent assistance or support, please call 999 or 112, we are there to listen to help and to protect.”
Victims can also contact this local Domestic Violence helpline in Donegal – 1800 26 26 77.