Everyone has a breaking point, don't they? We are off to Wythenshawe, in Manchester, this time around on The True Crime Enthusiast Podcast, to hear a tragic, horrific tale of what can happen when a person is chipped away at, by a person who has control of them.
They can commit the most abhorrent, alien of acts.
The episode contains details and descriptions of crimes and events, including injury detail, that some listeners may find disturbing and or distressing, so discretion is advised whilst listening.
Music used in this episode: "The Descent" by Kevin Macleod. All music used is sourced from https://filmmusic.io/ and used under an Attribution Licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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The Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline is available to offer support for victims on 0161 636 7525 - Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm (excluding bank holidays). Alternatively the National Domestic Violence Helpline is available on 0808 2000 247 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Domestic abuse help and support
Domestic violence or abuse can happen to anyone.
NHS advice says if you are at risk of domestic abuse or violence you can:
Talk to your doctor, health visitor or midwife
Women can call 0808 2000 247, the free 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge
Men can call the Men's Advice Line free on 0808 801 0327 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) or ManKind on 01823 334 244
In an emergency, call 999
The Survivor's Handbook from Women's Aid is free and gives information on issues such as housing, money, helping children and legal rights.
Men can email [email protected]
, which can refer you to places that can help, such as health services and voluntary organisations.
SWACA – Sefton Women's and Children's Aid offers free practical and emotional support to women, young people, and children suffering from domestic abuse. You can contact SWACA by phone on 0151 922 8606, by text on 07779745594 and by email at [email protected]
For forced marriage and "honour" crimes, contact Karma Nirvana (0800 5999 247) or The Forced Marriage Unit (020 7008 0151).
Merseyside-based charity Savera UK supports people at risk of 'honour'-based abuse, forced marriage, female genital mutilation and other harmful practices. You can call their national helpline on 0800 107 0726 on weekdays between 9am and 5pm.
Galop provides support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experiencing domestic violence.
Anyone who needs confidential help with their own abusive behaviour can contact Respect on their free helpline on 0808 802 4040.
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