A new campaign to tackle domestic abuse has been launched by West Midlands Police.
Thousands of balloons representing the victims of abuse were released at Birmingham City's St Andrew's ground to start off the campaign, which is targeted at reducing domestic violence in the Yardley area of the city.
The campaign - which will be taking the form of a series of posters - is designed to speak directly to perpetrators, warning them: 'If you're abusing your partner, the police no longer need their statement to make an arrest'.
William Carter, district housing manager for Yardley, said: "We are hoping that the high-impact campaign message will be a signal to perpetrators that all of the agencies are now working together to support the victims of abuse."
The campaign is being led by Superintendent Jon Hesketh, from the Stechford operational command unit.
He said: "At this time of year we see an increase in the number of domestic abuse incidents, so it is important that we talk to both abusers and victims.
"Abusers need to realise that there are no safe houses for those who commit domestic abuse and their crimes can no longer remain hidden behind their partner's fear of coming forward."
Last year 1,401 incidents of domestic abuse in the Yardley area were reported to the police, with residents suffering more domestic abuse than the city average.
Posters carrying the campaign message will be distributed across Yardley to pubs, libraries, police stations, council officers, hospitals, schools and health centres.
An information leaflet - Today's Domestic, Tomorrow's murder? - offers advice and identifies a range of services and organisations that victims can contact.