MP joins campaign against World Cup domestic violence

Claire Perry supports the Football United campaign.

Claire Perry supports the Football United campaign.

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MP CLAIRE Perry has joined a campaign to reduce domestic violence during the World Cup.

The MP, whose constituency includes Tidworth, Larkhill and Netheravon, joined the launch of Football United, a new campaign by Women’s Aid to reduce incidents of domestic violence during the football tournament.

Research carried out by Lancaster University criminologist Dr Stuart Kirby into police reports of domestic violence shows incidents rose by 30 per cent in the UK during the last World Cup.

Clubs across the UK have signed the Football United Club Pledge to send a message to supporters that domestic violence is completely unacceptable and Mrs Perry met with other MPs and representatives from Wiltshire Police at the launch event in Westminster.

She said: “Like many people I am looking forward to the World Cup and I hope England have a successful campaign. However, I am appalled that domestic violence incidents rose by 30 per cent four years ago. This is completely unacceptable and I am delighted that organisation from across the UK football community have signed the pledge.”

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