Search

Redbridge domestic abuse charity ‘very busy’ since first England World Cup game

12:30 19 June 2014

Domestic violence is predicted to rise during England’s World Cup matches and an abuse charity has reported an increase in incidents since the first game.

Lima Khanom, a senior outreach worker at Redbridge Action Against Domestic Abuse (Raada), said phone lines have been “very busy” since England lost to Italy on Saturday night.

National research says that when England lose a game domestic incidents can rise by 38 per cent. Even if the nation wins or draws an increase of 26pc is predicted, according to a report published in the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency. It is based on previous World Cup matches.

The day following games there is an increase of 11pc but researchers noted that this could be because of people returning home in the early hours after late-night games.

Mrs Khanom said: “Research has shown increases of domestic abuse during Christmas and the World Cup.

“Raada and most agencies delivering services to victims of domestic abuse actively take steps to ensure that there is enough staff to cover the services and generally we remain on an increased level of alert around these times.

“I can confirm that since the weekend we have been receiving phone calls and our helpline has been very busy this week.

“We find that usually when a perpetrator feels like they are losing control in a situation, there is an escalation of violence.

“This theory could well be applied to a football game or any scenario where the perpetrator is trying to regain control and therefore their personal feeling of being in a position of power.”

Victims of domestic abuse can contact Redbridge Police on 101 or Raada on 07946 872 734.

Read more:

Horrific tales of abuse as domestic violence increases by a fifth in Redbridge

Redbridge ‘survivor’ of domestic abuse tells her story

Domestic Violence victims urged to help council improve services

Latest Ilford News Stories

Keith Prince

The Conservatives have retained the Havering and Redbridge seat of the Greater London Assembly (GLA) with a majority of less than one per cent.

Yesterday, 15:29
From left to right, Redbridge Labour organiser Matt Goddin, Ilford North MP Wes Streeting, newly-elected councillor Lloyd Duddridge, Redbridge Council leader Cllr Jas Athwal and Ilford South MP Mike Gapes

Lloyd Duddridge has won the South Woodford ward of Roding for Labour by a “convincing margin”, in yesterday’s council by-election.

Yesterday, 13:52
Mayoral candidates: Sian Berry (Green), Zac Goldsmith (Tory), Sadiq Khan (Lab) and Caroline Pidgeon (Lib Dem)

Pollsters are tipping Labour’s Sadiq Khan to replace Boris Johnson as Mayor of London with more than 70 per cent of first preferences votes counted.

Yesterday, 12:43
Pupils from the Palmer Academy visited the grave of the school's founder Canon Patrick Palmer on the anniversary of his death

Pupils celebrated the legacy of the priest that founded their academy by visiting his grave.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Yummy traditional afternoon teas for two

MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Traditional Afternoon Teas for two at a location of your choice! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe