Help at hand for victims

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VICTIMS of sexual and domestic abuse have been reminded that help is at hand.

Northumbria Police has set up a Protecting Vulnerable People department, with specialist teams for child abuse, vulnerable adults, rape and domestic violence.

Last year, more than 30 offenders in the area were jailed, including 21 who received a custodial sentence of at least five years.

People are urged to report incidents on 101, ext 69191.