GMP officers make over 30 Domestic Abuse arrests in dedicated week of action across Oldham
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Last week – from Monday 11 September to Sunday 17 September 2023, Greater Manchester Police officers in Oldham have been actively targeting and arresting perpetrators of domestic abuse, supporting victims, and engaging with the community.
Throughout the week, officers were out conducting several warrants, working in partnership with support organisations to further support victims and survivors and tackle perpetrators of domestic abuse.
Over the course of the week of action, 33 people were arrested for several domestic abuse related offences.
Across the district, officers have also conducted welfare visits and ran community engagement activities including delivering inputs to local schools and hosting information stalls and drop-in sessions at local venues, such as the Spindles Shopping Centre.
Sessions were also conducted at local schools across Oldham with the district’s School Engagement Officers as well as a trauma and mental health school practitioner. Within the sessions, the students learnt about healthy relationships and the importance of consent.
Chief Superintendent Phil Hutchinson of GMP’s Oldham District said: "Over the past week, our local and specialised teams united to demonstrate our uncompromising stance against domestic abuse, vowing to address it decisively wherever it arises. Throughout Oldham, our officers collaborated with community partners and support services, intensifying domestic abuse awareness efforts for all residents and, most importantly, ensuring unwavering support and protection for victims and survivors. In this dedicated week of action, our officers across Oldham have remained committed to combatting domestic abuse and aiding victims and survivors of these crimes. The 33 arrests made clearly convey our zero-tolerance stance towards such behaviour in our community. We have also closely collaborated with partner organisations to deliver essential support and education, emphasising the significance of healthy relationships and consent. Our collective goal is to enhance the safety of our communities across Oldham. While this week has proven successful, our battle against domestic abuse does not end here. We are resolute in our determination to enhance our approach to domestic abuse, not only within Oldham but across Greater Manchester. We will always be here to support those affected by domestic violence and abuse.”
Report & Support
If you or someone you know are a victim or survivor of domestic abuse, rape, or sexual violence, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and report it to the police by calling 101 or report online using the online report tool on our website: www.gmp.police.uk
Always dial 999 in an emergency.
Greater Manchester Police will support you should you wish to report a crime or information to us. Likewise, our officers can also refer you to support tailored to your needs should you decide not to report it to us directly.
Alternatively, you can report information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
There are also lots of organisations and support agencies available across Greater Manchester that can help and provide support for you: