Thames Valley Police has launched its annual operation to deal with incidents of domestic related violence over the Christmas and New Year period.  Titled ‘Operation Gift’, the operation aims to reduce the number of domestic assaults reported over the region.  A message sent by Thames Valley Police is below:

Message sent by
Maggie Carpenter (Police, Neighbourhood Policing Administrator, Chiltern & South Bucks LPA)

A police operation to deal with incidents of domestic related violence over the Christmas and New Year has been launched in Chiltern and South Bucks.

Following its success over the past few years, under a different operation name (Operation Presence), Operation Gift began on Friday (18/12).

As part of the operation, which is aimed at specifically dealing with any alcohol related domestic violence issues, dedicated evening police patrols will provide early engagement with licensees and revellers and will respond to domestic related violence against the person incidents.

Insp Pete Foy, of Amersham police station, said: “We have been running this type of operation over the festive period for the past three years and we have seen a reduction in domestic assaults being reported across the Chiltern and South Bucks local police area.

“In 2014, 16 incidents of domestic assault were reported to police, compared to 25 in 2013 and 29 in 2012.”