Three arrested so far in Redbridge domestic violence operation

Three people were arrested in Redbridge for domestic violence offences after a police swoop on Wednesday.

Forces across the capital arrested hundreds of offenders with dawn raids on the day of action.

Operation Athena, targeting abusers and those guilty of hate crime, started last week and will continue until Friday.

The crackdown was timed to coincide with White Ribbon Day, which aimed to reduce violence against women on Sunday November 25.

Assistant commissioner Simon Byrne said around one third of all women will suffer some form of physical or sexual abuse at the hands of their partners.

He added: “There is no place in London for domestic violence or those cowardly crimes committed because of someone’s race, religion, sexuality or disability.

“It is the offenders who should live in fear - of our knock at the door.”