Councillor urges use of crime victims helpline

South Tipperary Fine Gael Councillor, Michael Murphy, has highlighted the national Crime Victim Helpline, which can be reached on Freephone 116 006. The service is funded by the Department of Justice and Equality to listen, support and inform victims of crime.

South Tipperary Fine Gael Councillor, Michael Murphy, has highlighted the national Crime Victim Helpline, which can be reached on Freephone 116 006. The service is funded by the Department of Justice and Equality to listen, support and inform victims of crime.

Cllr Murphy said - “In my role as a public representative and a member of the South Tipperary Joint Policing Committee, I have seen first-hand the lasting impact of crime. It is perfectly normal for victims of crime to feel alone, anxious or isolated, but the Crime Victims’ Helpline is there to offer support and free and unbiased advice.”

“I would encourage anyone who has been affected by crime - regardless of when the crime took place, who committed the crime or whether the incident has been reported to the Gardaí, to avail of this confidential and non-judgemental service,” concluded Cllr Murphy.