Adele* was a frightened, abused woman. Her life hadn’t been her own since she was young. Before she left her violent ex-partner, he had tried to kill her twice by strangulation and placing a cushion over her face. After trying to break up with her abuser, Adele was told by him that she: “Belonged to him.” He was given a 21-day sentence for Battery, after unexpectedly entering her home and attacking her.
Prior to the break up, he stalked his victim. He was arrested and prosecuted. Adele was given a Sky Guard alarm by the police, until her abuser went to prison, but it broke several times and eventually she had to return it so it could be given to another victim. She was so anxious about what might happen to her that for eight months between 2015 and 2016 she was even scared of going into her own back garden.
After receiving counselling, Adele was introduced to Hollie Guard. It became a lifeline. She says: “I feel like I can go out and it makes me feel protected.” What she particularly likes about it is that Hollie Guard can record audio and video when activated – it would have been extremely helpful to her when she was being stalked by her violent ex-partner.
Today, with Hollie Guard, Adele feels safer and believes that if anything were to happen to her, the safety app would be able to show the police the route she took, together with vital information that could help in any subsequent court case. She says: “It’s a bit like leaving a trail of breadcrumbs…”
* Name has been changed to protect identity.
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