Focus on domestic violence, NSW

Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command remain focused on domestic and family violence, with more than 200 domestic assaults reported in the last three months., NSW Police say

Local police have made arrests in more than 60 per cent of reported assaults; with Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs) also applied for in many instances to protect the victims.

yesterday, local officers deployed eight additional police to target outstanding offenders, and conduct bail and AVO compliance checks.

During the operation police arrested six people, charging them with nine offences. Additionally, they conducted 22 bail and AVO compliance checks and conducted random breach tests and other proactive measures.

Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command Duty Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Dave Waddell, said domestic and family violence will continue to be a focus within the command moving forward.

“We’ll be actively supporting White Ribbon Day in November and other advocacy events focused on tackling the scourge of domestic violence,” Det Ch Insp Waddell said.

“Police would like to remind everyone in the community that violence within domestic relationships is never acceptable and we urge you to come forward to report incidents to police.

“I can assure the public that police treat every domestic violence report seriously and will continue to conduct thorough investigations to address this crime.”

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers.

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