Despite its LEGAL OBLIGATIONS to immediately rehouse her, Bristol City Council is FAILING to place a vulnerable victim of ongoing brutal domestic violence into safety, according to information passed to The BRISTOLIAN.
The woman in question – whom we choose to identify only as ‘Ms X’ – has been targeted by a predatory sexual sadist over an extended period of time, and has reached out for help from a number of agencies.
Yet in a harrowing tale of municipal hand-wringing, thanks to a combination of INDIFFERENT POLITICAL HACKS and LAZY SENIOR OFFICERS, and despite her acute need to be rehoused away from her abuser, she remains trapped and at the mercy of a very dangerous man.
Credible information leads The BRISTOLIAN to believe that unless Ms X receives the rehousing support to which she is legally and morally entitled within days she is in real danger of serious harm.
And what can be done?
Well, the politicians and council officers who have already been made aware of the precise circumstances facing Ms X could pull their fingers out of their arseholes and (i) acknowledge the detailed information sent to them about this matter; and (ii) ACTUALLY REHOUSE MS X. Not when she’s in hospital – or worse – but NOW.
Of course, given their failure to take seriously either this particularly grim individual situation, or the wider issues of domestic abuse, we have decided to start NAMING AND SHAMING those who were told about the case of Ms X – but who have DONE NOTHING – starting with the overpaid men at the top…
So get calling, get tweeting and get emailing to demand that they DO THEIR JOBS!
- GEORGE FERGUSON (Mayor of Bristol) – twitter: @GeorgeFergusonx; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- NICK HOOPER (Strategic Housing Service Director) – tel: 0117 922 4681; email: email@example.com
- PAUL SYLVESTER (Rehousing Manager) – tel: 0117 352 1601; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t let them sit on their hands until Ms X becomes that most unfortunate statistic of all.