MORE than 2,000 cases of domestic violence were reported to Victim Support staff in Waltham Forest last year, the council has revealed.

The figures have been released ahead of 'White Ribbon Day' this Sunday (November 25), which is also known as the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

The campaign urges men to wear white ribbons as a pledge not to commit, condone or remain silent about domestic violence.

It estimates one in four women will experience it during some point in their lives.

Cllr Liaquat Ali, cabinet member for community safety, said the council fully backed White Ribbon Day.

He said: “While it’s exceptionally import that we mark White Ribbon Day, domestic violence is, of course, something that we need to constantly bear in mind.

“Domestic violence can take many forms and take place in any kind of relationship or household. I’d urge anyone who has been subjected to domestic violence or who has concerns for a friend or family member to seek the free and confidential help that is on offer locally.”

The council has also said that Leyton-based group Report It managed to obtain nearly 100 court orders, injunctions and non-molestation orders against abusive partners in the region in 2011.

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