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‘Domestic abuse increased during World Cup’

Final figures released by Humberside Police reveal they received 1,822 calls related to domestic abuse during the World Cup, an increase of 10 per cent on the previous 4 weeks.

A spokesman told us: “Our greatest number of domestic abuse related calls during the World Cup came when England faced Sweden in their quarter final on Saturday July 7th. Of the calls we received that day 90 were related to domestic abuse, 67 per cent more calls than the day before.