Hull domestic abuse sufferers calls for more training

She supports a campaign to train hairdressers and beauticians to spot the signs of abuse.

A Hull domestic abuse sufferer is calling for more people to recognise and report signs of abuse.

Jennifer Gilmour says: "I experienced a coercive, controlling relationship, that's more the emotional abuse, psychological abuse, and all to do about controlling somebody.

"That went on for several years, there were interventions throughout that time, of people recognising the signs, but unbeknown to me I couldn't see them."

She's encouraged by a new campaign to train hairdressers and beauticians to spot the signs of abuse.

It's after a nurse intervened and asked about her relationship, which she says helped.

She added: "When you go to the hairdressers, you're there for an hour, an hour and a half, and you have that small conversion and usually you build up a relationship with that person. 

"The perfect thing actually is that they're involved but not involved aren't they, they can take the birds eye view. 

"Sometimes to it takes a person that doesn't know anybody who you know to help."

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