Seven arrested in Sheffield over domestic abuse offences

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Seven people have been arrested in Sheffield after officers carried out a day of action focusing on domestic abuse.

Last Friday (August 21), officers from across the force including specialist domestic abuse teams targeted outstanding suspects, some of whom were suspected of evading arrest.

Sergeant Nikki Watkinson said: “On Friday, six men and one woman were arrested on suspicion of a range of offences including common assault, criminal damage, threats to kill and harassment.

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“Out of these individuals, one person has already been charged with assault and possession of a bladed article in a public place.

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“The others have either received cautions, domestic violence protection notices or been bailed while we continue our investigations.”

Sgt Watkinson added: “While we deal with these types of investigations and offences every single day, targeted days of activity like Friday are important as they allow us to bring together significant amounts of dedicated resources which can make a difference.

“Enquiries on the day led to us arresting a number of people suspected of serious offences. Domestic abuse can have a significant and life-changing impact upon a victim and I hope this demonstrates our commitment to tackling the issue in our city.

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"We will always work hard to seek justice for victims and will support them throughout every stage of an investigation.”

Anyone with concerns about domestic abuse or who thinks they may know someone who needs support should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or report it via the SYP website.

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