Record number of domestic violence cases referred to CPS in South Yorkshire

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Police officers in South Yorkshire referred a record number of domestic violence cases to the Crown Prosecution Service, resulting in the highest ever number of people being charged.

New CPS figures for last year show that 2,551 cases were referred by the police and 1,890 - nearly 75 per cent - led to a charge.

Detective Chief Inspector Natalie Shaw, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “We are committed to tackling domestic violence and bringing perpetrators before the courts.

“All officers are trained in the investigation of domestic violence so when we receive a report we collect and preserve any evidence, as well as conducting a full and thorough investigation in order to bring a solid case to the CPS for prosecution. We have a dedicated team of officers to provide support to victims.”