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Published by Charlotte Fisher at 5:47am 4th April 2019. (Updated at 5:35am 5th April 2019)

This week we're continuing to share the stories of domestic abuse victims in Aylesbury who have decided to speak out to help others. 

One in four women and one in six men experience domestic violence in their lifetime. 

Today, we're hearing from Claire who bravely shared her story with Charlotte at Mix96. 

She suffered abuse for four years and had a child with her partner, just like Gemma who we heard from yesterday. 

This is her story:

Domestic abuse accounts for 16% of all violent crime, but it's still the crime least likely to be reported to the police, according to a report from Crime in England and Wales.

In research from Living Without Abuse domestic violence leads to, on average, two women being murdered each week and 30 men per year in the UK.

If you or someone you know needs help

Aylesbury Women's Aid services are open to all women regardless of age, class, ethnic origin, disability, sexuality, nationality, religion or cultural beliefs, and for those with or without children.

Men can access support through a referral to the Male IDVA service.

If you want free information and support, call their helpline on 01296 437 777.

For their refuge call 01296 436 827.

All the information can be found here.

On Mix96 tomorrow, we're hearing from Aylesbury Women's Aid who share all their advice.

You can listen here

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