De dertigjarige Stephan K. is donderdag veroordeeld tot achttien jaar cel voor de moord op zijn ex-vriendin in aanwezigheid van haar peuterdochter.  

Het slachtoffer werd eind 2018 in haar woning in Rotterdam gevonden.


De gaspitten in het huis van het slachtoffer waren opengedraaid, met het risico op een ontploffing. De rechtbank rekent het K. zwaar aan dat de peuterdochter in huis aanwezig was en hij zich niet om haar bekommerde. De peuter bleef ongedeerd.

K. gaf toe dat hij de fatale avond bij zijn ex-vriendin in huis was, maar hij ontkent dat hij iets met haar dood te maken heeft. “Ik vind het vreselijk voor iedereen die het beste met haar voorhad”, zei hij twee weken geleden tijdens de behandeling van de zaak.


Het slachtoffer was volgens het Openbaar Ministerie “achter wat leugens en leugentjes” van K. gekomen. Zo had hij haar verteld dat hij een ernstige ziekte had, om te verdoezelen dat hij geen geen baan kon vinden. Ook had K. rekeningen afgesloten op naam van het slachtoffer.

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Vlak voor de moord had het slachtoffer haar ex-vriend de deur gewezen. Ze wilde aangifte tegen K. doen.

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Survivor Story: As She Was Leaving, He Attacked Her with Her Baby in Her Arms

Submitted by: Amanda, Survivor

On average, it takes seven attempts to leave before a victim successfully exits an abusive relationship. There are many reasons why exiting is so difficult. Some victims may not want to break their family apart or rely on the abusive partner to survive. Others hold out hope that the abuser will change or, because they believe the abuse is their fault, think it is possible to change something about themselves to make the abuse stop.

Even if there has been no physical violence in the relationship or if the victim has been quietly planning their exit, leaving is still incredibly dangerous. Amanda shares with us why she kept going back to her abuser, what happened when he realized that she was finally leaving, and where she is now.  

As is usually the case, Amanda says that the man who abused her was an amazing person when they first met. She was thankful and in shock that a man could be so good to her. Slowly but surely, things changed. He was quick to get angry with her and had no patience with her child.

When Amanda’s family would come over, he became angry and said horrible things about them. He also started to manipulate and gaslight her, and she eventually started thinking that her family was the problem. Later, Amanda agreed to move out of state with a man that would continue mental abuse and cause her more pain as time passed.

Amanda recalled that she tried to leave him multiple times. Each time she left, he would sweet-talk her into coming back. The abuse was escalating, and Amanda found herself becoming increasingly angry with the situation she was in. She started fighting back, and he hated it.

Slowly, Amanda started to separate herself from him. She carefully planned with a way to leave and began seeing a counselor while he was at work. Although Amanda was gaining confidence and self-esteem, she was able to convince him that she was still completely into their relationship and committed to him long-term.

Finally, when he realized she was leaving, they had the worst fight they had ever had. Amanda was scared to death that she was not going to make it out alive. She desperately tried to figure out how to call the police while he assaulted her while she held their baby in her arms. Amanda cried and screamed for someone to save her.

Once she was finally able to get to a phone, Amanda called 911 and tried to protect her baby from the attack. She begged the person on the line to help her and recalls that waiting for help to arrive felt like an eternity. The fear from that night was enough to keep her from ever returning to her abuser. The next day, Amanda filed for divorce, full custody of the children, and an order of protection; she was granted everything she requested.

“That night was the last time I have ever had to talk to or see my abuser. Now, I’m getting counseling and learning how a healthy relationship progresses. I’m also seeing an amazing man that treats my children and me with respect. Most importantly, I feel safe.

“The old me spent three years craving the safety that I have now. I’m lucky to have made it out alive. Just remember, every time you try to leave and go back is not a reason to quit trying. Get out – there is a way.”


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Violent ex repeatedly tracks down domestic abuse victim using Just Eat app

After fleeing her abusive relationship the brave woman was left terrified after her ex-partner repeatedly turned up at her new home after she ordered a takeaway using the fast food app

Victims of domestic abuse have been issued an urgent warning (Image: Birmingham Mail)
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A woman was tracked down by her abusive ex-partner three times – after ordering a takeaway to her new home using the Just Eat app.

The victim, whose identity cannot be shared, was discovered despite moving house several times over the past year.

Now a women’s refuge has urged people to check their security settings in order to protect them from further violence or harrassment.

Charity Juno Women’s Aid issued a warning on Twitter this morning in a series of tweets.

People fleeing domestic violence should check who can access their accounts, a charity has warned (Image: PA)

The victim had not realised that her ex could access her new address by logging into the Just Eat account they had previously shared.

Now the domestic violence service has urged people to check who has access to their accounts.

The account tweeted: “WARNING about using food delivery apps [THREAD] A survivor of domestic abuse recently discovered how her ex-partner was able to stalk her and know her whereabouts through a food delivery app.

JustEat has urged customers to keep their account details secure (Image: JustEat)

“Despite moving house 3 times in the past year, the offender was able to track her to each address, even in areas he didn’t frequent.

“It transpires that, whilst still in the relationship, he had added his bank card details to the victim’s “Just Eat” account, so that they could both pay for meals on the same account.”

Now the charity, in Nottingham, has issued a warning urging victims to ensure they are not sharing their account or email login details with anyone.

On Twitter, the charity added: “Takeaway delivery services via smartphone apps are now widely used, with popular fast-food chains adding more services daily.

“People may not think of this as contributing to their digital footprint, which could be used by an offender to find them.

“If you or someone you know is a survivor of stalking, harassment or domestic abuse, it may be worth checking if such delivery apps are in use and, if there are linked account details, change the account or close it.”

Just Eat has urged victims of stalking or domestic abuse to ensure that their account details are secure.

A spokeswoman said: “As with any online service, it is important to ensure your Just Eat account details are secure.”


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Horrific injuries of woman, 23, dragged out of bed and beaten unconscious by her paedophile boyfriend, 20, after she dumped him

Coral Halson, 23, recorded the shocking moment paedo boyfriend Lewis Moseley, 20, knocked her unconscious as he screamed: ‘My life’s over – and it’s all your fault’



My evil boyfriend handcuffed himself to me while we slept and smelt my knickers to make sure I wasn’t cheating on him  – but I am finally free

Mum-of-one Devon Brown, 26, from Wigan endured months of controlling behaviour at the hands of her jealous ex

A YOUNG mum has told how her controlling boyfriend handcuffed her at night and sniffed her pants when she got home from work – to check if she’d been secretly sleeping with her colleagues.

John McLaughlin, 32, also hacked into Devon Brown’s car’s black box to track her movements and had a camera fitted in their home so he could monitor her every movement.

 Devon, pictured with her ex McLaughlin, told how he targeted her at a vulnerable point in her life

Devon, pictured with her ex McLaughlin, told how he targeted her at a vulnerable point in her lifeCredit: Devon Brown/Focus Features.

And he set booby traps for their middle-aged and married neighbour, who he wrongly believed was having an affair with Devon, 26.

Devon has opened up about her ordeal, in a bid to raise awareness of coercive control – an offence which was only made illegal at the end of 2015.

In an exclusive interview with Fabulous she revealed that John was “a real gentleman” when she first met him but he soon turned into a possessive nightmare.

She said: “He would sit outside my office from 9am to 5pm and, when we got home, he would insist on sniffing my knickers, to check if I’d been having sex at work.

“I wasn’t allowed to take my phone with me upstairs in case I was texting another man. He would even wait for me outside the toilet.”

 Devon, pictured in the car which her ex tapped with a tracker

Devon, pictured in the car which her ex tapped with a trackerCredit: Devon Brown/Focus Features.

 The handcuffs McLaughlin used to chain Devon to him

The handcuffs McLaughlin used to chain Devon to himCredit: Devon Brown/Focus Features.

The couple first met in June 2017 after he rented a home through a lettings agency she was working at.

Devon explained: “At first John was lovely, a real gentleman, and so caring and affectionate.

“I have a little girl, who is seven, and he was brilliant with her, reading her bedtime stories, cooking meals and planning days out. He had a good job and he seemed like the perfect catch.”

The couple moved in together in Wigan in January this year.

But their relationship immediately showed signs of cracking with McLaughlin even quitting his job so he could spend more time with her.

Devon explained: “John insisted on meeting me every day after work which I thought was lovely at first. But if I tried to make any other arrangement, he would go mad.

“I soon realised he wanted to keep a check on me but I just thought he was a bit insecure.

“I loved him so much, and my daughter adored him so I was desperate to make things work.”

He accused me of having affairs with our friends, neighbours, and the men who worked at a factory down the road.  He even accused me of having an affair with his own dad.

Devon Brown

He soon began accusing Devon of having an affair with their neighbour.

Devon said: “Our neighbour was married and middle-aged, he was a friend of my dad’s. He was in no way flirty or inappropriate.

“But John was convinced I was having an affair with him and that we were meeting up secretly during the night.

“He started jamming paper on the top of our doors so he would know if they had been opened during the night. He would leave his phone on record all night to catch anyone sneaking into the house.

“I tried to reason with him but it was no good. I even bought a CCTV camera, to show him I had nothing to hide.

“But John set the camera up to film inside our living room. He spent hours and hours checking the tape, trying to catch me out.

“If there was any sort of glitch on the tape, he would accuse me of stopping it whilst I had sex with the neighbour.”

 The couple larking about in happier times

The couple larking about in happier timesCredit: Devon Brown/Focus Features.

 McLaughlin had a good job when Devon met him, but shortly afterwards he became controlling

McLaughlin had a good job when Devon met him, but shortly afterwards he became controlling

She continued: “I had a black box fitted to my car for the insurance and John hacked into it and followed everything I did. I couldn’t even drive to the corner shop without him demanding an explanation.

“If I went to see my mum or my sister I had to send him a selfie to prove where I was.

“My best friend Lesley asked me to her bridesmaid and he accused me of knocking off her fiance, that same day.

“He accused me of having affairs with our friends, neighbours, and the men who worked at a factory down the road.  He even accused me of having an affair with his own dad.

“I had bought a pair of handcuffs for John for Valentine’s Day, just for a bit of a laugh. I was trying to make our relationship fun again.

“But, sick of his accusations, I said to him: ‘Why don’t you handcuff me? That will prove my point.’

“John took it seriously and we went to bed handcuffed to each other, so that he could monitor my movements.”

After work, he would insist on inspecting my knickers, to check if I’d been having sex at work. It was degrading. I was starting to lose my confidence and the stress was really getting to me.

Devon Brown

“I lay there for hours and eventually it was his decision to release me because he couldn’t sleep.”

He also began to inspect Devon’s underwear when she arrived home.

“ It was degrading. I was starting to lose my confidence and the stress was really getting to me,” she explained, adding he would sit outside her office from 9am to 5pm.

“He would say ‘You’re mine and only mine.’  He refused to share me – even with my family. In the end, I gave up my job, because I just couldn’t cope.

“But even with me at home full time, he was still full of accusations.”

 Devon is now in a new relationship and coming to terms with her ordeal

Devon is now in a new relationship and coming to terms with her ordealCredit: Devon Brown/Focus Features.

She added: “My family could see he was a destructive force but I was completely under his control. I had totally lost sight of the girl I had once been.

“He was never violent or aggressive. He never even raised his voice. But he controlled me completely. It was mental torture. Eventually I suffered a breakdown. I just couldn’t stand it.”

At the end of May, Devon decided to end the relationship but John refused to accept it.

Devon said: “We had a huge row and I tried to get out of the house but he wouldn’t let me go. He pushed me and he smashed me over the head with a can of lager. The police came and he was arrested.”

In June McLaughlin, 33, of Wigan, appeared at Bolton Magistrates’ Court where he pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend and engaging in controlling or coercive behaviour between January 1 and June 9.

He will be sentenced later this month before a judge at Bolton Crown Court.

Now in a new relationship, Devon wants other women and men to know that even if a partner isn’t physically assaulting them they could still be abusing them.

 Devon said she was vulnerable when McLaughlin targeted her

Devon said she was vulnerable when McLaughlin targeted herCredit: Devon Brown/Focus Features.

“Now I can’t bear thinking about what happened for all those months,” she said.  “I thought I loved him, but I didn’t. I was vulnerable at the time, having some problems, and he took advantage of me.

“He’s a monster.”

New domestic abuse laws made “coercive or controlling behaviour” a criminal offence on December 29 2015.

The Office for National Statistics said police forces recorded only 4,246 cases of coercive or controlling behaviour in the 12 months to March 2017, the most recent figures available.

“Psychological abuse comes in many forms such as financial, control but mainly it’s all about causing fear,” Lucy Hadley, campaign and public affairs officer for national domestic violence charity Women’s Aid, told Fabulous.

“Abuse of this type is about confinement and isolation as well.

“It’s about a repeated, consistent behaviour and it’s about monitoring and obsessing over every part of their life to ensure they feel scared.”

If you are being abused contact the National Domestic Abuse Violence freephone helpline on 0808 2000 247.

What constitutes controlling and coercive behaviour?

  1. Stopping you from seeing friends or family
  2. Controlling your cash
  3. Criticising you
  4. Controlling what you wear
  5. Spying on you
  6. Scaring you
  7. Embarrassing you
  8. Forcing you to do something you don’t want to do
  9. Monitoring your time
  10. Threatening to reveal your secrets



My ‘perfect man’ tried to burn me alive after smashing my jaw and almost biting off my nose in six-hour hostage ordeal

CHLOE Campbell claimed it was ‘love at first sight’ when she met Billy Walsh.

But she would soon find out that he was a jealous, violent thug who became “obsessed” with the idea that Chloe had cheated.

 Chloe thought it was love at first sight with boyfriend Billy

Chloe thought it was love at first sight with boyfriend Billy

Eventually, Billy exposed her to a six-hour ordeal during which he tied her to their bed, pulled her hair, poured a drink over her, strangled her, hit her, bit down on her nose until it shattered in his jaw and smashed her cheekbone with his fist before dousing her in lighter fluid and threatening to set her alight.

Now, in a bid to save other young women from perpetrators of domestic violence, Chloe, 20, from Manchester, bravely shares her story with Fabulous Digital.

 Chloe is now coming to terms with her ordeal

Chloe is now coming to terms with her ordeal

The first time I was introduced to Billy Walsh it was love at first sight – but I couldn’t do a thing about it.

I had been introduced to Billy by my then-boyfriend, who was Billy’s cousin.

But, a few months later, when single, we bumped into one another.

And when Billy asked if he could take me out later that night, I didn’t hesitate to say yes.

But, unsurprisingly, my friends and family didn’t approve of our relationship. I was just 17, and he was much older than me at 28.

But I was happy and, for the first time in my life, I felt secure.

Every night, I’d sneak out of my family’s house to meet Billy at his mum’s.

 Chloe suffered a broken nose in the vicious attack

Chloe suffered a broken nose in the vicious attack

We planned a whole lifetime together. He told me: “I want to spend the rest of my life with you.”

Shortly after I turned 18, Billy managed to secure a place of his own and I quickly moved in with him.

But from the moment I moved in, Billy began to manipulate me. He’d snatch my phone out of my hands, deleting the contact details of friends, telling me: “I’m the only one you need now, it’s just you and me.”

He even stopped me from speaking to my family, paranoid we were talking about him.

In time, Billy began drinking heavily and whenever he was intoxicated, he would sniff gas, too.

The substance abuse turned him into a monster, and I feared the person he became when he was under the influence. But when I begged him to slow down, he’d fly into a fit of rage. “You’re a stupid s***,” he’d scream, shoving me out of his way.

Yet, when Billy finally sobered up, he was the perfect partner all over again.

In time, Billy introduced me to a friend of his, Jack, and we immediately hit it off.

I thought Billy would be thrilled that we got along so well. But instead, our friendship sent him into a dark pit of jealousy.

 Chloe described Billy as a monster

Chloe described Billy as a monsterCredit: Cavendish

One night, after drinking, he said: “I know you’re sleeping with Jack.”

I was horrified and told him he was wrong: “You’re the only one I want,” I said.

But it was hopeless. “You’re a f***ing dirty s***, you’re a liar,” he yelled.

And as I stood trembling with fright, he threw empty beer bottles at the floor, smashing them at my bare feet in his uncontrollable temper.

Then he slapped me hard across the face. I was heartbroken. I knew Billy could be snappy and unpredictable, but I never dreamt he’d ever lay a finger on me.

The next day, he was full of apologies.

But from that moment on, whenever Billy drank, he would abuse me. He’d tell me I deserved every slap, kick and punch for being “a dirty little s***”

 He was branded a real life 'Jekyll and Hyde' in court

He was branded a real life ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ in courtCredit: Cavendish Press

If I dared to ask for mercy, it only made things worse. “I’m in charge in this relationship,” he’d roar. “I stop when I’m ready to stop, you will earn your crown.”

Then, one day, I was feeling particularly low when, out of the blue, I received a text message from Jack.

He said: “I know Billy gives you a hard time, would you like to meet me in Blackpool?”

I knew Billy would be furious, but in that moment, I simply didn’t care.

When I returned home later, I had never seen Billy so angry.

He immediately flew at me, asking: “You had sex with him, didn’t you?” before wrapping his hands around my throat and squeezing hard.

When I regained consciousness, Billy was standing over me. As he swung his fist at my eye socket, he laughed and said: “You really are a worthless w****.

“One of these days, I’m going to set you on fire.”

Where can you get help?

You don’t have to suffer in silence.

If you are experiencing domestic violence or someone you know is there are groups that can help.

Refuge runs a free, 24-hour helpline on 0808 2000 247

Or visit the website.

Or contact Women’s Aid.


From that moment, I knew Billy had total control of my life.

And haunted by his threat to set me alight, I decided to remove the flints from every lighter Billy kept in the house.

As New Year’s Eve approached Billy accused me again of sleeping with Jack. “You’re a filthy rat, I know you slept with Jack,” he said, picking up a games controller and smashing it into my face.

Clawing a handful of my hair in his fist, Billy dragged me up the stairs.

As he dragged me along, he kept chanting: “You’re going to pay.

In the bedroom, Billy forced me down onto our bed, tying my hands together.

Then, opening his mouth wide, he bit down on my nose until it shattered between

From that moment, I knew Billy had total control of my life. He had cut me off from everybody I loved and now, I’d become petrified of how far he would go to keep me under his spell.

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his jaws. The pain was unlike anything I had ever felt in my life.

Billy swung his fist at my face, smashing my cheekbone.

Grabbing hold of his open can of cider, Billy threw its contents over me before kicking me hard in the stomach. I felt my ribs crunch. Then: “I’m going to set you on fire and watch you burn,” before dousing me in lighter fluid.

As he reached for a lighter, I closed my eyes tightly. I remember thinking this is it, this is how I die. But, as I screamed for help, I suddenly remembered I’d removed the flints.

For a moment I was flooded with relief. But furious that he was unable to fulfil his twisted vow, Billy continued his brutal assault.

For six hours, he held me prisoner, beating me in any way he could.

Eventually, Billy passed out drunk. As I lay trembling, blood-soaked and terrified, I knew enough was enough.

When we went to visit a friend of Billy’s later that day, when he’d finally sobered up, I saw my opportunity. As we left the friend’s house to walk home, I put my headphones in, pretending to listen to music.

But as Billy walked slightly ahead, I secretly called the police and told them: “I can’t say much but I’m being controlled by my boyfriend and I need help. I can direct you to our house, but I need to be careful.”

In response, the call handler asked me what I was wearing.

Thinking on my feet I caught up with Billy and said: “This is a nice black jacket, isn’t it? Do you think the bobble will detach from my hat so that I can wash it, or do you think it would leave black bits all over everything else?”

Proud that I’d described my attire without giving anything away, I suddenly felt more confident. I just needed to direct them to our house, and I’d finally be free of Billy.

For six hours, he held me prisoner, beating me in any way he could.

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Turning to him once more, I asked: “Shall we walk home past Dunelm Mill, then past the fire station and up onto our road?” Billy agreed to my route, completely unaware that he was walking into a trap, and I hoped the limited directions I’d been able to provide would be enough.

They were – police pulled up and arrested Billy.

In October 2018, William “Billy” Walsh, 30, appeared at Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court. There, he admitted engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour in an intimate relationship, common assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm and was jailed for three years.

Describing him as a ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ character, Judge Bernadette Baxter told him: “You behaved in a controlling and coercive way towards her because you were jealous.”

I had never trusted anybody before him, and because of his actions I will always struggle to trust people in the future.

Love doesn’t hurt and if somebody tells you they love you, but can hurt you in so many ways, please walk away – whilst you still can.

Domestic abuse survivor shows off her injuries after attack by Black Mamba smoking boyfriend
Gedeeld van thesun.co.uk


Ohio woman who called 911 for pizza was really reporting domestic violence against her mom

“This is the wrong number to order a pizza,” the dispatcher said, then added shortly after, “I’m getting you now, OK. … The guy still there?”
By Elisha Fieldstadt

An Ohio police dispatcher is being lauded for recognizing that a woman who called 911 — and ordered a pizza — was actually trying to report a domestic violence incident.

Mike Navarre, the chief of police in Oregon, Ohio, was driving home on Nov. 13, and listening to dispatches, as he often does, when he heard a curious call.

“I would like to order a pizza,” the 911 caller said, giving a residential address.

“You called 911 to order a pizza” the dispatcher, Tim Teneyck, questioned.

“Yeah,” the woman responded, giving an apartment number.

“This is the wrong number to order a pizza,” Teneyck said.

“No, no, no, no … you’re not understanding,” the caller said.

Teneyck cut her off: “I’m getting you now, OK. … The guy still there?”

“Yeah, I need a large pizza,” the caller said, before specifying pepperoni.

When Teneyck asked if a medical crew should be sent, and if the woman could stay on the phone, she answered no to both.

“I’ll get them going,” Teneyck said. He then proceeded to send officers to the address, advising them to turn their sirens off before approaching the apartment. “Caller ordered a pizza, and agreed with everything I said that there was domestic violence going on,” he said.

The woman who called police is the 38-year-old daughter of a 57-year-old woman, whose live-in boyfriend came home drunk and yelling at about 9 p.m. on Nov. 13, telling the 57-year-old that he was “going to beat her ass” before punching and pushing her, according to the accounts of the victim, her daughter and another witness detailed in a police report.

The 57-year-old woman, who NBC News is not identifying, told officers that she was pushed so hard “she fell into the wall behind her,” the report said.

Simon Lopez
Simon Lopez.Lucas County Jail

Her boyfriend, Simon Ray Lopez, 56, “stated he did not put his hands on the victim, and he only wanted to go to bed,” the police report said. He was arrested, and is being held at the Lucas County Corrections Center on a domestic violence charge.

Navarre, who further investigated the odd 911 call the next day, praised Teneyck, a 14-year veteran of the department.

“He utilized his training and his experience to recognize that a woman was in distress,” Navarre told NBC News. “We have no way of knowing what would have happened if she didn’t get through.”

Navarre said he and Teneyck had never heard of the method of pretending to order a pizza when trying to make a discreet call to police, but they have since learned that some domestic violence support groups teach the strategy.

“Or they also teach not just pizza but Chinese food,” and when the “operator tells you that you have the wrong number, say ‘no,'” Navarre said.

He added that he will be using the audio of the Nov. 13 call to train future dispatchers.

“A good dispatcher is going to recognize that this is a person who wants to talk and needs help. That is exactly what happened here,” he said. “Some dispatchers might hang up on this person, but it’s worth a try give it your best shot. That’s what she did, and it worked out extremely well.”

‘Not standard practice’

Experts do warn against the misconception that dispatchers across the country are trained to recognize a call for takeout as a distress call.

Christopher Carver, while he was the dispatch center operations director for the National Emergency Number Association, told The Associated Press last year that asking for “pizza in emergency situations is not standard practice or procedure.”

“Setting any expectations of secret phrases that will work with any 911 center is potentially very dangerous,” he said.

Last year, a social media post making the rounds read: “If you need to call 911 but are scared to because of someone in the room, dial and ask for a pepperoni pizza. They will ask if you know you’re calling 911. Say yes, and continue pretending you’re making an order. … Dispatchers are trained to ask specific yes or no questions … don’t hang up!”

The Los Angeles Police Department subsequently shared the post on Twitter with a warning: “LAPD Communications has seen this graphic circulating on various social media channels. This is false. Text to 911 is a much better option. Your exact location & the nature of your emergency is what’s needed to send the right resources.”

Unfortunately, not all departments have technology that allows people to text police. Navarre said his department is just beginning to offer that service.

A Super Bowl ad publicized the pizza-order strategy

The practice of calling 911 and using a request for pizza as a signal for distress seems to have been popularized by a domestic violence PSA that aired during the 2018 Super Bowl.

In the ad from No More, an organization that raises awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault, a woman calls 911 and orders a pizza, prompting the dispatcher to ask her if the call is a joke. The camera pans through a messy apartment, focusing at one point on a hole in the wall.

As the woman continues to place the order, the dispatcher finally asks if she has an emergency, at which point the woman is able to answer “yes.”

“When it’s hard to talk, it’s up to us to listen,” the ad concludes.

A spokesperson for No More said the PSA was based on a real-life scenario.

“Since our founding in 2013, No More has urged people to recognize the signs and calls for help that may be shared by family members, friends and community members,” the spokesperson said in a statement sent to NBC News. “Of course, we hope that survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or child abuse are able to call emergency or support services directly whenever needed — but that’s not always the reality.”

Gedeeld van: NBCnews.com


Buurt reageert geschokt op doodgestoken vrouw (32) in Rozenburg, moeder van vier kinderen

UPDATE/ VIDEODe buren van de vrijdagavond doodgestoken vrouw (32) in Rozenburg reageren een dag later geschokt op het incident. De vrouw laat vier kinderen achter. Een 33-jarige Rotterdammer, die in de bewuste woning aan de Grote Stern aanwezig was, is aangehouden. Hij wordt verdacht van betrokkenheid bij haar dood.

Hulpdiensten kwamen kort voor elf uur ter plaatse na de melding van huiselijk geweld. In een woning op de eerste verdieping troffen zij de vrouw zwaargewond aan. Er werd direct gestart met reanimatie, maar dat mocht niet meer baten. De vrouw overleed aan haar verwondingen.


Volgens een buurvrouw had de vrouw vier kinderen; drie jongens en een meisje. Of zij getuige zijn geweest van de steekpartij is niet bekend. Betrokkenen melden dat zij lagen te slapen toen hun moeder werd neergestoken. De verdachte zou de vader zijn van twee van haar kinderen. De politie kan en wil dit vooralsnog niet bevestigen. Er wordt onderzocht wat er aan de steekpartij vooraf is gegaan en welke relatie de man en vrouw hadden. ,,Maar de vier kinderen zijn veilig ondergebracht”, aldus een woordvoerder.

Tekst gaat verder onder de foto.

Ambulances spoedden zich vrijdagavond laat naar de woning aan de Grote Stern in Rozenburg. Reanimatie mocht helaas niet meer baten.

Ambulances spoedden zich vrijdagavond laat naar de woning aan de Grote Stern in Rozenburg. Reanimatie mocht helaas niet meer baten. © Media TV

De buurvrouw had weinig contact met het gezin. ,,Ze woonden hier pas een paar maanden”, vertelt ze. ,,Wel zag ik haar geregeld met haar kinderen naar school of zwemles gaan. Ik heb ook wel eens een man gezien. Of dat dezelfde man is die is aangehouden, weet ik niet. Ik heb nooit iets van een ruzie of iets dergelijks gehoord, ook niet gisteravond. Ik hoorde alleen ineens heel veel lawaai en sirenes, maar toen was het dus al gebeurd.”

Een andere buurvrouw is geschokt door het incident: ,,Ik wist wie het was, maar omdat ze hier nog niet lang woonden was het er nog niet van gekomen contact te leggen. Ze kwam heel rustig op mij over. Haar oudste zoon zag ik gisteravond nog lopen. Ik vind het verschrikkelijk voor hen, want die kinderen moeten nu verder zonder moeder.”

Een vrouw die tegenover het appartementencomplex woont aan de andere kant van de straat, vertelt hoe de kinderen vaak aan het spelen waren in de speeltuin bij haar voor de deur. ,,De jongste is zo’n lekker mannetje, die komt altijd even naar me toe. De kinderen zijn ook gek van mijn hond, die willen ze altijd even aaien.”

Contact met hun moeder, had ze niet veel. ,,Ik weet dat ze Dienke heet. Het leek mij een spontane vrouw, ze zei in elk geval altijd vriendelijk gedag. Ik heb haar maar twee keer in het bijzijn van een man gezien. Of dat haar vriend of ex-vriend was, weet ik niet.”

De vrouw is het achttiende slachtoffer van dodelijk geweld in de Rotterdamse regio dit jaar en de tweede Rozenburger in een week tijd die door een misdrijf om het leven kwam. Robby Klomp (44) uit Rozenburg werd in de nacht van maandag op dinsdag in Spijkenisse doodgestoken toen hij zijn vriend wilde helpen. Van de achttien doden die dit jaar in de regio vielen door een misdrijf, kwamen er tien door messteken om het leven.

Rozenburg ligt midden in de Rotterdamse haven en hoort bij de gemeente Rotterdam. Het telt zo’n 12.000 inwoners.

Hulpdiensten ter plekke.

Hulpdiensten ter plekke. © Media TVGedeeld van Ad.nl


Bizar: vrouw raast met man op motorkap over snelweg

MÖNCHENGLADBACH – Een bizar tafereel op de Duitse snelweg A61. Een 51-jarige vrouw raasde daar met haar man op de motorkap over de snelweg. Ze is gearresteerd.

De 53-jarig man klampte zich vrijdagavond laat vast aan de auto, maar dat belette de vrouw niet over de snelweg te rijden nabij Viersen. Toen de man even later van de auto af werd geslingerd, stopte de vrouw niet. Door de val raakte de man ernstig gewond. Een ooggetuige alarmeerde de politie en reddingsdiensten die de man op de vluchtstrook aantroffen. Hij is overgebracht naar een ziekenhuis in Krefeld.

De vrouw is zaterdag voorgeleid en wordt verdacht van een poging tot moord. Vermoedelijk ging er een ruzie aan het incident vooraf, zegt de politie van Mönchengladbach.

Gedeeld van Telegraaf.nl