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'There's no escape from the abuse in lockdown, I feel like only way out is to die' - Irish woman (78)


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Flashpoint: Calls to Women's Aid rose more than 40pc during the height of the lockdown

Flashpoint: Calls to Women's Aid rose more than 40pc during the height of the lockdown

Flashpoint: Calls to Women's Aid rose more than 40pc during the height of the lockdown

A 78-year-old woman who was trapped with her abusive partner for weeks during lockdown said she felt "the only way out is to die".

Agnes, not her real name, said she felt "trapped, suffocated and frightened" when she was cocooning at home with her abusive 80-year-old husband.


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