The National Domestic Abuse helpline has seen a 25% increase in requests for help since the coronavirus lockdown began two weeks ago.
The charity Refuge, which runs the phone and online service, has warned self-isolation could aggravate existing tensions and remove potential escape routes.
In the initial stages of the lockdown it saw a 150% increase in the number of people accessing the national domestic abuse website www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk.
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