Operation NO MORE targets recidivist domestic violence offenders in New England Police District

July 23, 2018

The New England’s top cop has promised police won’t let up on domestic violence offenders after 18 arrests in a coordinated crackdown.

New England Superintendent Scott Tanner led the charge in Operation No More, targeting domestic violence recidivists.

New England police, backed by officers from the Western Region Domestic Violence (DV) High Risk Offender Team and specialist resources were tasked with targeting recidivist domestic violence offenders across the district.

“Every day we see the damage domestic violence brings upon communities, individuals and families,” Superintendent Scott Tanner said.

The Western Region DV High Risk Offender Team runs a fine-tooth comb over domestic violence offences to identify those most likely to re-offend.

Superintendent Tanner said “these are exactly the offenders Operation No more are tasked to visit”.

“Officers have been attending their homes, stopping them for roadside checks and ensuring the enforcement of bail and Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs).”

Domestic, family and personal violence causes significant social and economic costs to communities and impacts all areas of society, regardless of location, socio-economic status, age, religious beliefs, culture and ethnic background, Superintendent Tanner said.

Since last week, 18 offenders have been arrested in relation to domestic violence offences throughout the district including seven from Moree Plains Shire.

These include a 50-year-old male, 29-year-old male, and 34-year-old male arrested at Moree on an outstanding warrants; a 21-year-old male arrested at Moree for destroy or damage property (DV); a 38-year-old female charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm (DV) at Moree; a 33-year-old male arrested at Boggabilla for assault occasioning actual bodily harm (DV); and a 24-year-old male charged with steal from a person at Moree.

Ten high risk offenders received home visits from the team and three motorcycles, suspected stolen, were also recovered from a Tingha residence.

“Domestic and family violence can involve many types of abuse,” Superintendent Tanner said.

“If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence call us now to get help – our officers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

“You can act now and stand up for an end to domestic violence.”

If you want to talk to someone consider calling the 24-hour Domestic Violence Line on 1800 65 64 63. Always call Triple Zero (000) in an emergency.

Originally Published by The Northern Daily Leader, continue reading here.

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