POLICE in Ellesmere Port tied white ribbons outside their station in a show of support for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
The white ribbon has been adopted as the symbol of preventing violence against women, and a national awareness day was held on Sunday.
Research shows domestic violence affects one in four women in their lifetime and two women a week are killed by their partners or former partners.
Assistant Chief Constable Ruth Purdie said: “Cheshire police regularly encounter incidents of domestic violence, which can often be life-threatening and destroy the lives of women.
“We urge all women who are experiencing domestic abuse to report it to Cheshire police in the first instance. Don’t suffer in silence.
“From staff donating money to wearing white ribbon badges, we are now encouraging the general public to please give your support by buying and wearing a white ribbon around November 25. This is a personal pledge to never commit, condone or be silent about violence against women.”