Dorset Police introduce additional officers for domestic abuse during World Cup

Dorset Police introduce additional officers for domestic abuse during World Cup

Dorset Police introduce additional officers for domestic abuse during World Cup

Dorset Police introduce additional officers for domestic abuse during World Cup

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DORSET Police will bring in additional specially-trained officers to deal with domestic abuse crimes during the World Cup.

From Friday June 13 to Sunday July 13, officers will be conducting extra reassurance visits to high-risk victims to ensure they continue to be safe.

The police have made the move as reports of domestic abuse increase during major sporting occasions.

Police will be targeting serial offenders of domestic abuse and ensuring effective safeguarding measures are put in place in relation to children and vulnerable adults.

Known offenders of domestic abuse can expect to receive a police visit to ensure they are abiding by any special conditions or court orders.

Along with robust monitoring, officers will also be providing a response to any reported incidents.

Detective Inspector Richard Dixey said: “We are determined to support victims in reporting these crimes and make sure those who inflict abuse are brought to justice.

"This is a priority for Dorset Police.

“Along with our own experienced and specially-trained officers who investigate these offences, we also work in close partnership with other support agencies who can also offer support, advice and guidance.”

The police will have extra powers through the recently introduced Domestic Violence Protection Notices and Orders, to bar a suspected perpetrator of domestic violence from contacting a victim and stop them returning to a victim’s home.

Detective Inspector Richard Dixey added: “If you commit an act of domestic abuse against your partner, expect to be arrested, dealt with robustly and go through the Criminal Justice System, if appropriate.

“Domestic abuse offences can attract significant custodial sentences.

“A recent example is an offender who had broken the jaw of his previous partner. He went on to attack his current partner leaving her with severe bruising to her face and body. He received a total custodial sentence of 16 months at Bournemouth Crown Court.

“Dorset Police is committed to preventing these offences developing into more serious violent crimes. Across the UK, two women a week and one man every 17 days are killed by their partner or former partner.

“Alcohol can play a part in domestic abuse. Please ensure you do not become a perpetrator as the result of excessive drinking.

“I strongly encourage anybody suffering from this awful crime to report it and seek help.”

Members of the public can also apply to the police on 101 under the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (Clare’s Law) for a disclosure on a suspected offender’s past history known as the ‘right to ask’.

The scheme is for anyone in an intimate relationship regardless of gender.

Anybody can make an enquiry but information will only be given to someone at risk or a person in a position to safeguard the victim.

Partner agencies can also request disclosure is made of an offender’s past history where it is believed someone is at risk of harm. This is known as ‘right to know’.

Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill said: “Following on from the positive Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) inspection of Dorset Police’s response to domestic abuse, this is a further example of initiatives that the Force is adopting to support victims and bring perpetrators to justice.”

For more information on support services available throughout Dorset visit dorsetforyou.com/dvahelp.

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7:29pm Wed 11 Jun 14

westbaywonder says...

What a joke,World cup is here so now everyone is a potential wife beater or drink driver!
What a joke,World cup is here so now everyone is a potential wife beater or drink driver! westbaywonder
  • Score: -4

8:07pm Wed 11 Jun 14

MattWey77 says...

People watch football (or other sport), drink too much, get frustrated that their team are rubbish and take it out on someone close at home. For anyone who has a short temper or might already be a bit of a partner abuser, I can't see why if emotions are running high due the World Cup that this won't become more of an issue.

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However, obvious westbaywonder knows much better. Do you predict a reduction in domestic abuse then?
People watch football (or other sport), drink too much, get frustrated that their team are rubbish and take it out on someone close at home. For anyone who has a short temper or might already be a bit of a partner abuser, I can't see why if emotions are running high due the World Cup that this won't become more of an issue. http://www.talk2some one.org.uk/professio nal/news-press-relea ses/domestic-violenc e-warning-issued-ahe ad-of-rugby However, obvious westbaywonder knows much better. Do you predict a reduction in domestic abuse then? MattWey77
  • Score: 3

8:36pm Wed 11 Jun 14

JamesYoung says...

MattWey77 wrote:
People watch football (or other sport), drink too much, get frustrated that their team are rubbish and take it out on someone close at home. For anyone who has a short temper or might already be a bit of a partner abuser, I can't see why if emotions are running high due the World Cup that this won't become more of an issue. http://www.talk2some one.org.uk/professio nal/news-press-relea ses/domestic-violenc e-warning-issued-ahe ad-of-rugby However, obvious westbaywonder knows much better. Do you predict a reduction in domestic abuse then?
What is it they call football? The "beautiful game"?
About fifteen years ago i was in Holland during some match between England the Netherlands. We won, and the Dutch fans in the pub shook our hands, bought drinks and thanked us for joining them to watch the match (i was bored out of my brain). What a difference to the viciousness that goes on in Britain when football season comes around.
[quote][p][bold]MattWey77[/bold] wrote: People watch football (or other sport), drink too much, get frustrated that their team are rubbish and take it out on someone close at home. For anyone who has a short temper or might already be a bit of a partner abuser, I can't see why if emotions are running high due the World Cup that this won't become more of an issue. http://www.talk2some one.org.uk/professio nal/news-press-relea ses/domestic-violenc e-warning-issued-ahe ad-of-rugby However, obvious westbaywonder knows much better. Do you predict a reduction in domestic abuse then?[/p][/quote]What is it they call football? The "beautiful game"? About fifteen years ago i was in Holland during some match between England the Netherlands. We won, and the Dutch fans in the pub shook our hands, bought drinks and thanked us for joining them to watch the match (i was bored out of my brain). What a difference to the viciousness that goes on in Britain when football season comes around. JamesYoung
  • Score: 0

8:42pm Wed 11 Jun 14

MrTomSmith says...

JamesYoung wrote:
MattWey77 wrote:
People watch football (or other sport), drink too much, get frustrated that their team are rubbish and take it out on someone close at home. For anyone who has a short temper or might already be a bit of a partner abuser, I can't see why if emotions are running high due the World Cup that this won't become more of an issue. http://www.talk2some one.org.uk/professio nal/news-press-relea ses/domestic-violenc e-warning-issued-ahe ad-of-rugby However, obvious westbaywonder knows much better. Do you predict a reduction in domestic abuse then?
What is it they call football? The "beautiful game"?
About fifteen years ago i was in Holland during some match between England the Netherlands. We won, and the Dutch fans in the pub shook our hands, bought drinks and thanked us for joining them to watch the match (i was bored out of my brain). What a difference to the viciousness that goes on in Britain when football season comes around.
No Idea, Have you seen the violence in Holland over the years. I like the Dutch as you obviously do, but to put out blanket statement that they are so perfect is not right. They have probably have far worse problems than we have had in recent times.
[quote][p][bold]JamesYoung[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MattWey77[/bold] wrote: People watch football (or other sport), drink too much, get frustrated that their team are rubbish and take it out on someone close at home. For anyone who has a short temper or might already be a bit of a partner abuser, I can't see why if emotions are running high due the World Cup that this won't become more of an issue. http://www.talk2some one.org.uk/professio nal/news-press-relea ses/domestic-violenc e-warning-issued-ahe ad-of-rugby However, obvious westbaywonder knows much better. Do you predict a reduction in domestic abuse then?[/p][/quote]What is it they call football? The "beautiful game"? About fifteen years ago i was in Holland during some match between England the Netherlands. We won, and the Dutch fans in the pub shook our hands, bought drinks and thanked us for joining them to watch the match (i was bored out of my brain). What a difference to the viciousness that goes on in Britain when football season comes around.[/p][/quote]No Idea, Have you seen the violence in Holland over the years. I like the Dutch as you obviously do, but to put out blanket statement that they are so perfect is not right. They have probably have far worse problems than we have had in recent times. MrTomSmith
  • Score: 3

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