Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Caroline Henry, has appealed to all those who were affected by the recent attacks in the city to reach out for practical or emotional support through her office’s initiative, Notts Victim CARE.
She said: “You will be aware that three people were killed and another three people were injured in the horrific incident in the city on Tuesday 13th June. This was an unprecedented incident for the city and one that has shocked and saddened people across the globe.
“Whilst everyone who has a connection with Nottinghamshire has been heartbroken by what has happened, I think we can all be incredibly proud of the amazing work of Nottinghamshire Police in responding to it.
“Our fantastic officers and staff are always there in the public’s hour of need, and there is no greater demonstration of this than with this incident.
“But what many people may not be aware of, is that we also have a fantastic after-care service in Nottinghamshire that’s designed to support people who’ve been negatively impacted by crime.
“Notts Victim CARE, commissioned by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire, offers practical and emotional support, not just to victims of crime but also anyone who has been negatively impacted by crime indirectly.
“It offers free, trauma-informed, and compassionate support from trained professionals.
“There may never have been a greater need for a service like this in Nottinghamshire than right now, and we are incredibly fortunate to have a service like this. You don’t need to have suffered a crime or a traumatic event directly to be fearful of it – but you can still get help from Notts Victim CARE.
“There are people standing by to take calls now on 0800 304 7575 or www.nottsvictimcare.org.uk.”