Week of action to target domestic abuse offenders

Police Scotland initiative in Dundee aims to send out the message that domestic abuse will not be tolerated.

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Police in Dundee are targeting domestic abuse offenders.

Police in Dundee are launching a week of action aimed at targeting domestic abuse offenders.

The initiative, which starts on Monday, has been developed to send out the message that such behaviour will not be tolerated. 

Detective Sergeant Stephen Gray of the Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit said tackling domestic abuse is a priority for Police Scotland.

He said: “Detectives from the Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit, along with officers from local policing, will be visiting offenders to ensure they are complying with bail conditions and also visiting high risk victims to provide reassurance.“

“Physical, mental and emotional abuse shatter confidence and increase vulnerability. We work closely with partner agencies within Tayside to support victims and we want to continue to encourage victims of domestic abuse to come forward and not suffer in silence.”

Gillian Boland, Team Manager at Barnado’s, said help is available for people experiencing domestic abuse.

She said: “If you need to talk to someone then you can get in touch with the Dundee Multi-Agency Independent Advocacy service on 01382 596100 or, alternatively, out of hours on 07821865661.”