Police in Norfolk are encouraging victims of domestic abuse in the LGBT+ community to come forward.

Forces nationally showed support for LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Awareness Day on Friday, with the message There is No Pride in Domestic Abuse.

It was established in Australia last year and was launched in the UK by the co-chairman of the National LGBT+ Police Network, PC Amy Tapping.

PC Tapping said domestic abuse was significantly under-reported in the LGBT+ community and a lot of work was under way nationally to better understand the community’s needs.

Superintendent Andy Coller, domestic abuse lead for Norfolk Constabulary, said: “LGBT domestic abuse isn’t just violence from partners, it can include homophobic, biphobic or transphobic abuse from other family members within the household”

Visit www.norfolk.police.uk for more information.