Police arrest 38 in domestic violence clampdown in Barking and Dagenham

Barking and Dagenham police have made nearly 40 arrests in a crackdown on domestic violence.

Officers are carrying out dawn raids this week to apprehend prolific and dangerous offenders and alleviate the suffering of domestic violence victims.

The Met has arrested more than 320 people in the capital including 38 in Barking and Dagenham, which had the highest incidence of domestic violence in London last year.

Det Insp Tony Kirk, of Barking and Dagenham community safety unit, said: “Domestic Violence is the most common crime in Barking and Dagenham.

“Working closely with our borough partners we are able to provide victim support and advice while striving to ensure that abusers are placed before the courts.

“I would encourage anyone who is living in a domestic situation overshadowed by fear to contact us as soon as possible.”