Following the arrest of a man on suspicion of murder after three women were stabbed in Brixton on Monday 29th July 2013, Cllr Jack Hopkins, Lambeth’s Cabinet Member for Safer and Stronger Neighbourhoods, said today:
“The shocking events on Monday night in Brixton were targeted incidents of domestic violence. We would like to reassure the community that the suspect is in custody and has been charged by police. As such there are no current concerns for the safety of residents resulting from the incident on Monday.
‘Violence against women and girls is completely unacceptable. No one should ever have to witness acts of violence. We are working with the police and community to hold those who perpetrate violence to account and put an end to violence.
‘Lambeth council is working hard to support the whole community. We have set up local advice and counselling services to help those affected by the shocking events and information has been sent to residents about Victim Support services and Lambeth’s Gaia Centre who support those affected by domestic violence.”
1. Support for anyone affected by Monday’s events – Anyone who has been affected by the violence and who would like to talk to someone about this can access emotional help and support through Victim Support on 0207 277 1433 (9am-5pm) or 0845 3030 900 (out of hours). Young people and children can access support on the same number or they can access Victim Support on twitter: https://twitter.com/VictimSupport
2. Support for anyone who is experiencing domestic violence – If you are experiencing domestic violence, we want you to know that you are not alone and help is available. You can access local support at the Gaia centre, which provides one-to-one confidential and bespoke support to both male and female Lambeth residents who are experiencing domestic violence; the service is free and staffed by female members of staff only. Children are welcome and child care provision is available. To speak with one of their staff, you can call 0207 733 8724 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Link to Lambeth’s safety webpage: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/crimeprevention