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Vigil takes the fight to violence

Constable Wendy Tamblyn and WHS behavioural support teacher Andrew Jones are urging everyone to attend the vigil on Wednesday night to help stop domestic violence.
Constable Wendy Tamblyn and WHS behavioural support teacher Andrew Jones are urging everyone to attend the vigil on Wednesday night to help stop domestic violence. Georja Ryan

IT LURKS behind closed doors but tomorrow night Leslie Park will light up to bring domestic violence out of the shadows.

Every day, women, men and children fall victim to domestic violence and a sickening 60% of cases never get reported.

Crime-prevention officer Constable Wendy Tamblyn said that statistic needed to change and with May being Domestic and Family Violence Awareness Month, the first step was to educate.

"The community as a whole needs to acknowledge the problem, see the signs and be part of the solution," Const Tamblyn said.

Tomorrow evening , a vigil will be held in the CBD where police personnel, businesses, locals and school students will march from the Town Hall to Leslie Park to take a stance on domestic and family violence.

"This is a statewide awareness campaign and we hold one every year here in Warwick," Const Tamblyn said.

At the park, candles will be lit and guest speakers will express their words of wisdom to all in ear's reach.

Behavioural support teacher and ex-policeman Andrew Jones is one of the guest speakers at the event and said he would talk about the effects domestic violence can have on lives.

"I've seen it from both sides, the whole picture, and it happens all too often," Mr Jones said.

All are urged to attend the vigil which will start at 5.30pm and leave from the Town Hall.

Head along to show your support.

Topics:  crime domestic violence police vigil warwick



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