Officers take to the streets in stance against domestic abuse

Rotherham officers joined women from across the town to ‘take back the streets’ and make a stand against domestic and sexual abuse.

Inspector Jenny Lax, along with three Police Community Support Officers, attended the annual Reclaim the Night event on Friday (17 November) which features an after-dark walk around Rotherham town centre to highlight issues of safety.

As part of the event, domestic abuse charity Rotherham Rise hosted an exhibition featuring a quilt made up 598 patches – each one dedicated to one of the women killed by their partners in England and Wales between 2009 and 2015.

Inspector Lax said: “This event saw women from across the town come together in a bid to make the town a safer place for everyone.

“Rotherham Rise does some excellent work, including providing refuge and counselling and we were honoured to take part in the Reclaim the Night event.

“Thank you to everyone who took part and showed support for the event.”