Thursday, March 26, 2009

Domestic Abuse Task Force

The formation of the Domestic Abuse Task Force to tackle persistent and dangerous offenders in Scotland was announced by Strathclyde police today. Police are to collect information and use multi-agency intelligence to catch re-offenders. They will also enforce court-imposed curfews, bail orders and warrants. Chief constable Stephen House said the amount of domestic violence taking place in Strathclyde is "horrendous" -

10 domestic abuse-related deaths

23 attempted murders

209 serious assaults

35 rapes

89 instances of threats, extortion or abduction

1,609 bail offences.

Full story Source The Herald 26 March 2009


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