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Police in Bromley act against 'vile' domestic violence

PUBLISHED: 16:57 07 December 2011

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Police in Bromley are out in force today targeting domestic violence and hate crime offenders.

Today’s raids coincide with the Met Police’s Domestic Violence publicity campaign reminding Londoners that ‘You make the Call, We’ll make it stop. Call 999’.

The campaign, which runs until December 30 throws the spotlight on the misery caused by domestic violence.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul White, head of Bromley Police’s CID, said: “Domestic violence is a cowardly crime that no-one should have to suffer. We remain committed to tackling all forms of domestic abuse - it is vile, unacceptable and we will continue to pro-actively identify, arrest and seek prosecution of offenders. People should not be suffering in silence.”

Deputy Mayor for Policing, Kit Malthouse said: “There is nothing more intolerable than the hideous violence carried out behind closed doors by so called ‘loved ones’. We’ve prioritised combating all violence against women, and as Operation Athena today highlights, we will continue to make London a hostile environment for perpetrators of these heinous crimes.

“Today’s Operation sends a clear message to all offenders - you will be caught, you will be arrested, and you will be brought to justice. Nobody should have to endure the trauma of domestic, racist or hate abuse and I urge victims to come forward and report incidents.

And he called on people to report any abuse to police.

“I would also encourage friends, family and neighbours to speak to police on behalf of victims if needed so we can investigate and stop these criminals in their tracks.”

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