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Domestic abuse warning from Bromley Deputy Borough Commander

PUBLISHED: 11:05 10 December 2014 | UPDATED: 11:05 10 December 2014

Polly Harrar and Supt Parm Sandhu

Polly Harrar and Supt Parm Sandhu

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Perpetrators of abuse are being warned that there is no place for them to hide.

Bromley Police’s Deputy Borough Commander Parm Sandhu is using Human Rights Day to reassure communities.

Supt Sandhu spoke at a Gender and Human Rights seminar yesterday evening about how the UK was piloting innovative ways of policing domestic violence and translating UN standards regarding violence against women into best practise in policing.

She said that on average a woman will be attacked in her home 37 times before she calls the police in the UK.

Supt Sandu met with Polly Harrar, founder of the SHARAN Project, which is designed to empower, educate and inspire women about the support and choices available to them.

“There is no place in London for domestic abuse,” Supt Sandhu explained.

“I want to reassure our communities that there is zero tolerance in the capital for it and all perpetrators will be dealt with swiftly and severely.

“Domestic abuse is a cowardly crime that no-one should have to suffer.

“The Metropolitan Police Service remains committed to tackling all forms of domestic abuse whilst continually improving our services to victims and potential victims.

“Violence is unacceptable and we will continue to proactively identify, arrest and seek prosecution of offenders.”

Supt Sandhu is encouraging people to help more victims by reporting domestic violence at the first possible moment if it is witnessed.

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