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If you're in danger

Call 999 and try to speak to the operator if you can, even by whispering. You may also be asked to cough or tap the keys on your phone to answer questions. 

Calling 999 from a mobile

If you don't speak or answer questions, press 55 when prompted and your call will be transferred to the police. 

Pressing 55 only works on mobiles and doesn't allow the police to track your location.

If you do not press 55 your call will be ended.

Calling 999 from a landline

If you do not speak or answer questions and the operator can only hear background noise, they'll transfer your call to the police. 

If you replace the handset, the landline may remain connected for 45 seconds in case you pick it up again.

Calling 999 from a landline automatically gives the police information about your location.

Domestic abuse - Where can I go for local support?

An overview of key information if you are a victim of domestic abuse.

Domestic abuse - I know someone in danger, how can I help?

How to help someone who you believe is experiencing domestic abuse.

Domestic abuse directory listings

A directory of organisations and services that can provide support.

Domestic abuse support

Information about understanding domestic abuse, how to stay safe while seeking help, support services that are available and our domestic abuse strategy.


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