Police and Harrow Borough Council join together for anti-domestic abuse campaign

First published in News Harrow Times: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

Police and council officers have joined forces for a campaign to reduce cases of domestic abuse during the World Cup.

During the 2010 World Cup, domestic violence reports to the police increased by almost a third and Harrow Borough Council has issued posters to all pubs and bars raising awareness of the links between football and assaults in the home.

The council and police say they want everyone to enjoy the world cup and are urging fans to be award of the dangers and drink responsibly so nothing spoils the tournament.

Those affected by domestic violence in Harrow can contact an Independent domestic violence advisor on 020 8965 1141 or 020 8864 7575. In an emergency people should dial 999.

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6:09pm Fri 13 Jun 14

jackdaw says...

This is a good idea. Better prevention than dealing with the aftermath of assaults. The fire service also are called out more when this event is on. Does Harrow fire service have any plans to deal with an increase in fires.
This is a good idea. Better prevention than dealing with the aftermath of assaults. The fire service also are called out more when this event is on. Does Harrow fire service have any plans to deal with an increase in fires. jackdaw
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12:55pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

Excellent pro-active steps taken by Harrow Police and Harrow Council well in time to prevent the misery of domestic violence spiking during this highly emotive period.Our Fire Service will,no doubt,also work in close partnership and ensure no rogue fires blight our borough.

Members of public should ,in the spirit of good citizenship ,consider lending a helping hand to promote the important messages contained in the domestic violence poster,which will undoubtedly help combat this heinous crime.If in doubt,ring 999 and let the authorities decide the "next steps".They have the professional expertise and are trained to deal with the risks associated.

One other important point.It is imperative that we remember that this kind of criminal activity which is proven to increase during "exciting"times is one we ALWAYS need to tackle and ensure that we are doing everything in our power to tackle the bullies who bring so much misery to their victims.It is not just seasonal,but is ONGOING.

So,we must respond and help report perpetrators.This support will further enable our Police to systematically reduce this crime and deal robustly with offenders.

Domestic violence affects whole families,not least innocent children,caught in the cross-fire.Please help us put these bullies where they truly belong--behind bars!
Excellent pro-active steps taken by Harrow Police and Harrow Council well in time to prevent the misery of domestic violence spiking during this highly emotive period.Our Fire Service will,no doubt,also work in close partnership and ensure no rogue fires blight our borough. Members of public should ,in the spirit of good citizenship ,consider lending a helping hand to promote the important messages contained in the domestic violence poster,which will undoubtedly help combat this heinous crime.If in doubt,ring 999 and let the authorities decide the "next steps".They have the professional expertise and are trained to deal with the risks associated. One other important point.It is imperative that we remember that this kind of criminal activity which is proven to increase during "exciting"times is one we ALWAYS need to tackle and ensure that we are doing everything in our power to tackle the bullies who bring so much misery to their victims.It is not just seasonal,but is ONGOING. So,we must respond and help report perpetrators.This support will further enable our Police to systematically reduce this crime and deal robustly with offenders. Domestic violence affects whole families,not least innocent children,caught in the cross-fire.Please help us put these bullies where they truly belong--behind bars! Sonoo Malkani
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