Don't miss out on the big stories from Manchester's courts with our weekly newsletter Crime changed in Greater Manchester during lockdown - with a lot of abuse taking place behind closed doors.
According to the figures from the Office for National Statistics, between March and June 2020, offences which were domestic abuse related increased by 9%. Read more: 'Blast him, blast him!' Ruthless, depraved gangsters shot rival in the street as drugs turf war erupts Elaine De Fries, Director of Manchester Women’s Aid said: “Domestic abuse has increased during lockdown. “We’ve had about a 25% increase in referrals, and that’s just the people we accept. “The first month of the lockdown, people didn’t know what to do, and then that would explain theRead more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk