Four arrests made in first seven days of domestic abuse campaign
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In the first seven days of the Force’s current campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse during the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship, police have made four arrests.
Two men have been arrested for breaching their DVPOs (Domestic Violence Prevention Orders) and two for failure to appear at court in connection with domestic abuse offences. One of these, a 34-year-old man, was arrested in Northampton last Thursday (June 17) after being wanted by police for over two years. A warrant was issued after he failed to appear in court in connection with assault, using violence to secure entry to a premises, criminal damage and threatening behaviour.
Two days earlier, a 47-year-old from the Towcester area was arrested at his workplace in Cambridge.
Detective Superintendent Rich Tompkins, Head of Public Protection, said: “Protecting victims of domestic abuse is a matter of priority for Northamptonshire Police. Football championships can be a dangerous time for those being abused so we are redoubling our efforts to hunt down domestic abuse perpetrators.
“The four arrests made over the past seven days follow proactive police activity combined with the publication of photos of our most wanted domestic abuse offenders.
“We’ll leave no stone unturned - we are relentlessly pursuing those who commit this abhorrent crime.”
The current campaign is scheduled to run until Sunday, July 11, aimed at encouraging reporting while signposting victims to help and support. It also sends out a strong message to perpetrators – if you commit domestic abuse, expect to be interrupted wherever you are – whether at work or down the pub watching the football – by an officer with a warrant for your arrest.
For help and advice go to: https://www.northants.police.uk/.../daa/domestic-abuse/
To access a perpetrator programme, contact Respect – the national association for domestic violence perpetrator programmes and associated support services.
If you're a victim of domestic abuse, or know someone who is and there's an emergency that's ongoing or life is in danger, call 999 now. If you're deaf or hard of hearing, use our textphone service 18000 or text us on 999 if you’ve pre-registered with the emergencySMS serviceExternal Link.
In non-emergency cases and for general advice, please call 101. If you're deaf or hard of hearing, use our textphone service on 18001 101.
You can also call the national 24-hour domestic abuse helpline on 0808 2000 247.
The following links offer guidance and advice.
www.voicenorthants.org - Tel: 0300 303 1965
[email protected] - Tel: 01604 888211
www.ndas.co - Tel: 0300 012 0154
https://eveda.org.uk/contact/ EVE - A domestic abuse service providing women and family refuge, supported programmes and training and consultancy. Tel: 01604 230311.