Brent Police on domestic violence alert during European Football Championships
Officers fear boozy football fans in the borough could lash out as emotions run high
Brent Police are prepared for an increase in domestic violence once the European Football Championships 2012 kicks off tomorrow (Friday).
Officers fear boozy football fans in the borough could lash out as emotions run high during the matches.
Police believe one in four women are victims of domestic violence.
Specially trained staff from the borough’s dedicated unit are appealing to victims to seek help.
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Officers have vowed to treat all incidents seriously and aim to contact victims within 24 hours of receiving a report.
A/Detective Chief Inspector Peter Stride from Brent Police Community Safety Unit, said: We will do everything we can to bring offenders to justice and the victims of domestic violence should be encouraged to report it to Police.
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“Violence in any form is unacceptable. We do not require a statement from a victim in order to arrest and charge a perpetrator. Don’t suffer in silence.”
Victims can contact Brent Police Community Safety Unit on 020 8733 3742.
If they feel they are in immediate danger they are urged to call 999.