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Tackling domestic violence in Tayside

An operation ran by Tayside Police to crack down on domestic violence over the festive period saw a reduction in the number of incidents of domestic abuse.

According to police figures, Operation Lynchpin, which ran from 21st December 2012 until 2nd January 2013, resulted in a 256 incidents being recorded, which was a fall from the 319 incidents recorded over the same period the previous year.

Tayside Police point out that domestic violence can have a wide range of impacts, including physical, emotional or financial – or very often a combination of all of those – and can have irretrievable consequences.

Acting Detective Inspector David Rankine said:

'Tayside Police welcomes the reduction in incidents but I would also like to remind everyone that unfortunately domestic abuse happens 365 days a year and that all officers are committed to addressing this issue and to supporting the victims and their families throughout the year. The police will continue to look to deal robustly with anyone committing offences.'

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