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260 Arrested In Crackdown On Domestic Abuse

Wednesday 28th November 2012

More than 260 people have been arrested by Met Police as part of an operation to tackle domestic violence offenders.

domestic violenceThe suspects are being questioned over offences including rape, threats to kill, assault, harassment, criminal damage and drug possession.

Assistant Commissioner Simon Byrne said: "The scale of the violence and abuse caused by those in domestic relationships is shocking. About one third of all women will suffer some form of physical or sexual abuse at the hands of their partners.

"Suffering behind closed doors should not and cannot be ignored. We all have a responsibility to put a stop to domestic violence."

The latest run of Operation Athena started on Monday and will run until Friday.