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Last Updated: Friday, 24 June, 2005, 05:32 GMT 06:32 UK
Abuse victims offered help on web
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Victims will soon be able to report domestic violence online
Victims of domestic abuse will be able to get help on a newly-launched website in Berkshire.

The new Domestic Violence Forum site goes live on Friday, to give those in violent relationships information on getting help in Maidenhead and Windsor.

In the next few months, visitors to the site will soon be able to report violence confidentially online.

The site also has pages for concerned friends, families and violent partners who want to get help.

Brian Martin, community safety co-ordinator for the borough, said: "Domestic violence is the most under reported area of hidden crime.

"We need to do everything we can to promote reporting as it literally save lives.

"This site represents another step forward to create awareness and to encourage people to report."

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