Police in midst of tackling domestic abuse

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A national campaign this festive season has seen officers across Scotland target domestic abuse offenders, sending out the message that this behaviour will not be tolerated.

Typically, the festive season is a period that sees a rise in domestic abuse and often children will witness this in their homes.

The 13-day long Police Scotland Domestic Abuse Campaign, which started on December 24, has seen officers across Tayside taking part in the campaign to raise awareness and are encouraging victims to come forward. Officers are also visiting high risk victims to provide reassurance and offenders will be subject to bail checks to ensure they are complying with the conditions. Additionally, enforcement activity will be carried out against offenders.

Detective Inspector Tom Leonard, from Tayside’s Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit said: “Tackling domestic abuse is a priority for Police Scotland and over the festive period we will be paying particular attention to known offenders.

“We want to continue to encourage victims of domestic abuse to come forward and not suffer in silence. Working alongside a number of partner agencies, we can help put those who commit these despicable offences to court. Our message is simple, domestic abuse will not be tolerated.”