Muslim Cabinet Minister Sajid Javid has called out the country's ethnic minorities for failing to tackle domestic violence – saying: 'It cannot continue.'

The Communities Secretary said while violence occurred in every neighbourhood, "black, Asian and ethnic women often face particular problems when they try and flee abusive partners".

He told the Sun: "Sometimes it's a cultural issue. Sometimes it's because people who are supposed to help instead fall back on cultural, ethnic and religious stereotypes.

"What is certain is that it can't go on."

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