Have you just been assaulted? Are you safe? Have you just been assaulted? Are you safe?

If you feel you are still at risk or think that others may be at risk:

  • on-campus call Security on 01603 592222 or 01603 592352
  • off-campus call the Police immediately on 999

Do you need urgent medical help for injuries?

  • call for an ambulance on 999 or Security on 01603 592222 or 01603 592352
  • during the day you can go to the University Medical Centre

If you do not need emergency treatment it may be best to go to the Accident and Emergency department at the Norfolk and Norwich university Hospital by taxi.

If you are not at further risk:

  • Find somewhere safe and warm as you may be in shock.
  • Call someone you trust to be with you to support you.  If you are not sure you want to involve your friends or family and you live in UEA accommodation, you can contact your Senior Resident for support.
  • It is important to try and preserve forensic evidence if you decide to report the incident to the police, therefore:
    • don't eat or drink - including any non-essential medicine
    • don't wash, including washing your hair
    • don't brush your teeth
    • don't smoke
    • don't go to the toilet or discard any sanitary towels or tampons if you are female
    • don't change or wash your clothes worn at the time of the incident
    • don't tidy up or remove any items the perpetrator touched
    • don't clean the area where the incident occurred
    • don't launder or dispose of bedding - keep it inside a clean bag
    • don't dispose of any used condom.
  • DO preserve any possible evidence, such as mobile phone calls, text messages, voicemails, emails, photos
  • These steps may be very difficult and make you uncomfortable, but it is important that forensic evidence is preserved.

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