POLICE Scotland will be carrying out a ‘day of action’ in Moray tomorrow (Friday) as part of a crackdown against domestic violence.
A team of 10 officers will target various addresses in Elgin, and the surrounding areas, as they aim to tackle any outstanding offenders. They will also be encouraging victims to come forward and seek support.
Working in partnership with Domestic Abuse Outreach workers, the force aims to carry out checks at a number of properties across the area to ensure the safety of victims, and also to track down offenders of domestic abuse.
Chief Inspector Willie Findlay said the campaign aims to raise awareness of the issue of domestic abuse in communities and to highlight that it will not be tolerated.
He said: "Domestic abuse is a serious and on-going problem in our society, which is too often under-reported. We will not tolerate any crime of this nature, and all incidents will be thoroughly investigated and those responsible brought to justice.
"This latest operation is about raising awareness of the issue and helping to encourage victims of domestic abuse to come forward. It is important that people know that there are systems in place that will provide support at home and where necessary guide them through judicial procedures."
Anyone who wants to report incidents of domestic abuse should phone Police Scotland on 101.