The worst part of domestic abuse is, perhaps, not so much the physical act of it all – horrific as it may be – but rather the emotional and mental impact it leaves in its wake; after all, how do you live a normal life after years of injustice and suffering?
That’s the question that this hard-hitting Channel 5 documentary asks as we meet Norfolk residents, Hazel and Kelly, who were brutally abused in the same week as one another.
The documentary sees Kelly and Hazel open-up on their own fears and experiences which kept them from seeking help and showcases the lasting effects such abhorrent behaviour has left both women with. When restraining orders and police warnings don’t work against offenders, who else can victims turn to?
The Abused – Wednesday 9:00pm on Channel 5.