A UNIQUE art installation designed to raise awareness around domestic abuse was placed in Barnsley last week.

A total of 132 T-shirts with motivational quotes and personal stories represented the number of individual domestic abuse cases reported to the police every week in Barnsley.

The Washing Line Project, which will be on display in the Glass Works until Friday July 5, aims to raise awareness of the profound effects of abuse and violence.

Anna Hartley, executive director for public health and communities, said: “We’re committed to tackling and preventing domestic abuse in Barnsley, working with our partners to help anyone affected by abuse or violence to benefit from the right support for them

“It’s great to see our teams taking a different approach to starting conversations about domestic abuse with The Washing Line Project.

“This installation allows guests to take a moment to reflect on the effects of abuse and learn more about the brilliant support we have in Barnsley.

“I would like to encourage everyone to come down and explore the personal stories and motivational quotes on display for themselves.”