Cam­paign prompts re­sponse

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

TWO peo­ple have conAs­sis­tant chief con­stat­acted Le­ices­ter­shire ble Ju­lia Deben­ham said: Po­lice to re­port they have “That the films have been been raped - and of­fi­cers viewed by so many peo­ple be­lieve they were promp­tis hugely en­cour­ag­ing, as ed to come for­ward by the are the vast ma­jor­ity of force’s on­go­ing All Is Not com­ments peo­ple have Lost cam­paign. posted on­line in sup­port

The cam­paign is of the cam­paign. en­cour­ag­ing vic­tims to “Next week we will be break their si­lence and is post­ing the sec­ond of the sup­ported by vic­tims and two-part fic­tional film sex­ual vi­o­lence wel­fare on­line. It will show the or­gan­i­sa­tions. events lead­ing up to the

The force said one vi­crape, and in a way in which tim has ap­proached the the viewer is forced to conJu­niper Lodge sex­ual sider their own views as­sault re­fer­ral cen­tre about the crime. (Sarc) and that a sec­ond “What I am most had con­tacted po­lice pleased about is that this on­line. cam­paign has al­ready

A third per­son has en­cour­aged peo­ple to come for­ward with in­for­come for­ward and to make ma­tion about the po­tendis­clo­sures to us. tial iden­tity of a sus­pect “I would urge any­one for an un­solved rape who has suf­fered sex­ual case. as­sault, whether it was

The cam­paign was re­cent or long ago, to feel launched on Mon­day and con­fi­dent that if they do has so far seen the force take that dif­fi­cult step to re­lease three films, in­clud­come for­ward, they will be ing two vic­tims’ tes­ti­mo­sup­ported and that their nies. re­ports will be thor­oughly

The cen­tre­piece is a and sen­si­tively in­ves­ti­gat­short film which ed.”highlights the im­por­tance of Mil­lie Gant, man­ager of ev­i­dence in help­ing to Ju­niper Lodge, said: “We se­cure con­vic­tions. took a call ear­lier this week

This has been watched from a woman who has by ap­prox­i­mately 100,000 de­cided to come for­ward peo­ple. many years af­ter she was at­tacked and we are now work­ing with her to help and sup­port her.

“I would en­cour­age any­one who has been the vic­tim of sex­ual as­sault to come for­ward, ei­ther to us at Ju­niper Lodge or di­rectly to the po­lice, so we can help you in what­ever way you need.”

Peo­ple who have been sex­u­ally as­saulted can call po­lice on 101 or seek help from a num­ber of or­gan­i­sa­tions, in­clud­ing:

Ju­niper Lodge 0116 273 3330

United Against Vi­o­lence and Abuse (UAVA) 0808 80 200 28

Le­ices­ter Rape Cri­sis at Jas­mine House (women) 0116 255 8852

First Step (men) 07581 568 144

Zinthiya Trust 0116 253 9103

The Quet­zal Project 0116 254 5168

Vic­tim First 0800 953 95 95

Gen­i­touri­nary clinic 0800 318 908/ 0300 124 0102

Le­ices­ter Les­bian, Gay, Bi­sex­ual, Trans­gen­der (LGBT) Cen­tre 0116 254 7412

Trade Sex­ual Health 0116 254 1747

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