GREAT Western Railway has further strengthened its support for domestic abuse victims.

The rail service provider has joined forces with UK Says No More and the Royal Mail to launch Online Safe Spaces - an online portal with details of support services, helplines and information.

Users can access the Safe Spaces portal on GWR's website at the foot of the main page, and can exit the site by pressing ‘escape’ - leaving no sign of their browsing history.

A GWR spokeswoman said: "We have already demonstrated our support for people experiencing domestic abuse by launching a ‘Rail to Refuge’ scheme in conjunction with Women's Aid.

"This opportunity to provide further assistance through our website makes absolutely perfect sense. One in four women and one in six men experience domestic abuse in their lifetime and we will do everything in our power to help them access support and get to a place of safety."

In March last year GWR partnered with domestic abuse charity Women’s Aid to launch a ‘Rail to Refuge’ scheme - providing free train travel across the GWR network and nationally for women or men and their families needing to get to a place of safety.

Those who used the service are travelling because either their perpetrator has discovered their location, they need to leave the local area where their perpetrator is or because of a lack of refuge space in their community.

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