Concerns about the effects of the World Cup on potential domestic abuse victims

Mon 16th Jun 2014

Coodes’ domestic abuse specialist Lucy Theobald, outlines the latest government concerns about the effects of the World Cup on potential domestic abuse victims.

The Government has launched a campaign to highlight the rise in domestic abuse cases during the World Cup.

Pubs and bars across England will display posters urging young people to consider the devastating consequences of domestic abuse.

Researchers from LancasterUniversity have found that the average number of incidents of domestic abuse on the days when England played was 79.3. This is compared with 58.2 on the days when England did not play. The number of incidents is increased when England lose.

If you or anyone you know has been affected by this issue Coodes has accredited domestic abuse specialists throughout Cornwall who can help in these situations and Legal Aid is available for those who are eligible. Contact your nearest Coodes office straightaway or email For further information take a look at our domestic violence factsheet click here.

Mon 16th Jun 2014

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