Police arrest nine men and women during domestic abuse operation across Leeds

Police have arrested nine people as part of a specialist and city-wide operation to tackle domestic abuse in Leeds.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 4:33 pm

The one-day operation targeted suspected wanted over domestic abuse incidents, stalking and breach of restraining orders.

It also dealt with serious acquisitive crime offences, such as thefts and assault.

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Police have arrested nine people as part of a specialist and city-wide operation to tackle domestic abuse in Leeds.

In total, six men and three women were arrested.

Two of the people were charged to appear at court, three transferred to court on warrants, one released on conditional bail and one remains in custody.

Two others were released without charge.

The day also saw officers from the Roads Policing Unit target areas in Harehills, Seacroft, Burmantofts, Richmond Hill, East End Park, Austhorpe, Churwell and Morley to improve road safety.

Officers dealt with 21 offences including no insurance, seatbelt and mobile phone offences, and vehicle defect issues.

As a result of enquiries carried out throughout the day, officers also submitted 21 intelligence reports, including a number in relation to domestic violence, drugs, weapons and wanted persons.

Temporary Inspector Mike Middleton, who led the operation, said: “This day of action was a really useful opportunity for us to give some extra support to the district’s daily business with an increased focus on tracking down those suspects wanted over domestic abuse offences and other priority crimes.

“It also gave an opportunity for our roads policing colleagues to help improve road safety in local ‘hotspot’ areas and deny criminals use of the roads.

“This additional proactive work achieved some significant results which directly support the district’s ongoing efforts to keep our communities safe.”