Ian McNicholl
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'If I left her, I would be killed'

There's a widespread belief that it's mainly women who are the victims of violence in the home, but a study suggests that as many as 40% of victims are men.

The group Parity, which campaigns for men's rights, says that male victims are often ignored by police and there are only a handful of refuge places for abused men across the UK.

Ian McNicholl, who was abused by a partner, and Mark Brooks from the Mankind Initiative spoke to BBC Breakfast.

  • 06 Sep 2010
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