POLICE have reassured victims of domestic abuse that support is available for them during lockdown. 

Officers from Northumbria Police have said that despite current restrictions, anyone suffering abuse is allowed to leave home to get support. 

A statement from the force read: "Lockdown should not mean locked up with your abuser. Anyone suffering abuse is allowed to leave their home and seek support from police, charities, friends or family.

"That’s our message to anyone suffering from domestic abuse.

"If you are experiencing domestic abuse, you can contact us on 101, or make a report online.

"In an emergency, always call 999. If you dial 999 and are unable to speak, the emergency operator will ask you to dial 55 and to follow their instruction to quickly put you in touch with police."