STAR TREK icon Patrick Stewart was today backing a new global campaign to cut violence against women.
The Mirfield-born star was supporting an Amnesty International drive to highlight abuse suffered by women across the globe.
An Amnesty spokeswoman said: "Violence against women is a human rights atrocity. From the battlefield to the bedroom, women are at risk.
"Governments are failing to address the terror that millions of women face every day."
The charity saId that in the UK violence against women in the family was at "crisis point".