At around 3am on September 23rd 2015, residents of Westbury Park, Bristol, were awoken by the sound of agonizing pleas for help coming from the street. A man, dressed in just his boxer shorts was running blindly down the road, screaming in pain. As members of the public tried to assist him, they thought that he had mud on his face, but when they asked him what happened he told them that someone had thrown acid onto him. When he was asked who did it, he was audibly terrified and answered “my ex”.
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Domestic violence helplines
Women’s Aid can help you if you are experiencing domestic violence. They give advice on how you can help yourself and others. You can also contact them 24 hours-a-day on 1800 341 900.
Men's Aid Ireland is a service for men who are experiencing domestic violence. You can call them on 01 554 3811or email email@example.com.
Their helpline is open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm.
The National Office for Victims of Abuse 1800 252 524.
Call Refuge’s National Domestic Abuse Helpline for free and confidential advice, 24 hours a day on 0808 2000 247.
Call 999 in an emergency, press 55 on mobile to be connected to the police without having to speak.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) and through online chatting at www.TheHotline.org