Police focus on serious violence in south Warwickshire
Cracking down on serious violence in Leamington, Warwick, Kenilworth and Southam is the focus of a new police operation.
Superintendent Debbie Tedds, who was appointed to her role by Warwickshire Police in October, launched the operation at the beginning of February - and the force has already tracked down repeat offenders of serious violence.
Supt Tedds said: “Although the number of serious violence offences is low, violence causes a huge amount of harm and distress to the parties involved.
“Because of this, officers are working with local businesses and partners to focus on early intervention activities aimed at reducing the number of incidents.”
The types of incident include domestic abuse and alcohol-related assaults, which often occur in town centres at night.
Supt Tedds said repeat offenders will be reminded that they can expect to be arrested if they are suspected of committing further offences.
People acting in an antisocial manner in town centres are being asked to leave, while violent customers in pubs will be given blanket bans from town centre pubs and clubs. Officers are also checking that bars are not serving underage people alcohol. New legislation means that a premises that is caught making two illegal sales within three montsh can face closure.
Anyone who witnesses violence at home or in town should call police immediately on 999 and to report violence that has previously occurred, call 101.
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