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Crackdown on domestic violence

Superintendent Andrew Hurst says domestic violence will not be tolerated in the local community Photo TWH

Police across the Central North Policing District are cracking down on domestic violence offences, with promises to knock on the doors of known abusers to prevent further assaults.

Superintendent Inspector Andrew Hurst said over January there had been a strong focus on domestic violence to prevent breaches of apprehended violence orders and to prevent further assaults.

“Local people will see police on the front foot, knocking on doors and engaging with those named in orders and those protected by orders to prevent domestic violence crime occurring,” Superintendent Hurst said.

“Domestic violence assaults by intimate partners and family members is still occurring at a rate we are not comfortable with.

Read more in the printed edition of the Western Herald.

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