WEST Yorkshire Police and the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner have donated to a charity taking action against violence against women.

The money - £1,000 - has been donated to Islamic Relief UK to support its Honour Her campaign, taking action against all forms of violence and abuse against women and girls.

Chief Constable Dee Collins said: “The work of the charity is crucial to our local response and decided to make a donation.

“The money comes out of the Police Property Act Fund, which is used for various charitable causes.

“We hope it will go some way to educating people and preventing the crimes.

“The recent ground breaking case in Leeds, for instance, which saw the parents of a teenager jailed over a forced marriage, really underlines the need for the charity’s work.”

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns Williamson added: “This charity directly focuses on many of the issues that I am personally passionate about tackling and have raised at both a local and national level.

“Having just refreshed my Police and Crime Plan for West Yorkshire, one of the key outcomes I have set is around safeguarding the most vulnerable in our communities.

“Dealing with Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery are subjects close to my heart and in my role as APCC lead and Chair of the national network, I am committed to driving forward collective efforts to keep the victims and survivors of this heinous crime at the core of what we do.

“I have seen first-hand, how the areas highlighted in the ‘Honour Her’ campaign can impact upon people’s lives and I am keen to support it in any way I can.”