Police target domestic abuse during Euro 2012

DOMESTIC abuse during the Euro 2012 football tournament will not be tolerated, police have warned.

Statistics from the 2010 World Cup show domestic abuse reports rise by about 25 per cent on England match days.

The day after England lost 4-1 to Germany, reports of domestic abuse rose by 32 per cent.

Det Insp Peter Highway, of the Avon and Somerset Police Public Protection Unit, said: “No matter what the circumstances, there is no excuse for this kind of behaviour.

“We want to encourage anyone who is a victim of domestic abuse to report it to the police so that we can take positive steps to address it.

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“Offences of this type are just as unacceptable at this time of year as at any other time and we will deal robustly with those who perpetrate this crime.”

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