VICTIMS of domestic abuse and people who are vulnerable to honour based violence are being given a 'buddi' to help police track them when they are in need.

Thames Valley Police and Buckinghamshire County Council have joined forces with buddi to provide vulnerable domestic abuse victims with GPS personal trackers in Buckinghamshire.

The trackers will have emergency support, which when activated will allow police to locate its owner within ten metres away at all times, by phone or text.

It can also tell the police who the alarm belongs to and with the help of GPS mapping be able to cut the response time to the person in need of help.

Buckinghamshire County Council Community Safety have helped to fund the alarms.

Det Insp Chris Inness, from the Protecting Vulnerable People Unit, said: “By using this new system we will be able to pinpoint exactly where the vulnerable person is and our response times will be reduced.

“Protecting vulnerable people is a priority for Thames Valley Police and we welcome any system which increases the protection of any victims of domestic abuse and honour based violence, and improves our service when helping to protect them and lock up the offenders.”

Sara Murray, the creator and Managing Director of buddi, said: “buddi is already being used by more than 50 councils across the UK to assist Alzheimer’s sufferers and lone workers.

"We are now working with Thames Valley Police in their efforts to help domestic abuse victims.”