Rise in sexual violence against disabled women

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There are calls for police officers to receive more training in dealing with disabled abuse victims.

It follows new figures showing sexual violence against disabled women in England and Wales has more than doubled in the past six years.

Sky’s Lisa Dowd reports.

Warning: This report contains references to explicit sexual acts. If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this story, you can get help from Rape Crisis in England on 0808 802 9999 or Samaritans on 116 123.

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