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Police re domestic abuse

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RandomLurker121 Thu 12-Jan-17 02:31:23


Sorry - posting in AIBU for the traffic. Does anyone know how different police forces handle domestic abuse incidents?

For example, if you call the police in London due to an attack but the perpetrator leaves the scene and resides in another area, will the Met police refer it to a different force to deal with?

(I'm not in any immediate danger in case this post alarms anyone)

Scrumptiousbears Thu 12-Jan-17 02:40:57

The police force covering where the incident took place will deal with it, not where the offender has gone to.

RandomLurker121 Thu 12-Jan-17 03:01:28

Ok, thanks for the info smile

Would this mean that a more 'minor' incident is less likely to result in a caution etc? Obviously wouldn't expect the police to be travelling long distances in order to deal with something that's unlikely to result in a prosecution

Birdsgottafly Thu 12-Jan-17 03:12:52

It doesn't change the outcome. The. Time would still be treated the same by the Police, or they'd be failing in their Duty.

There's been so many mistakes made and Women assaulted/killed, that they are now following cases through.

EleanorAbernathy Thu 12-Jan-17 03:39:19

The police force where it occurred would keep the investigation however if the offender had gone to another force area the local force to them would be contacted for assistance. (and possible asked to make an arrest if deemed necessary)

FeelTheNoise Thu 12-Jan-17 22:15:14

If you're in county A and your abuser is in county B, you report to force A and they will task county B to do what is required. Or not, unfortunately. Police either don't take action because your abuser is close by and that might cause a problem, or they don't take action because you've escaped and the risk is lower.

KathArtic Thu 12-Jan-17 22:49:10

The offender has to admit to the offence in order to receive a caution. Even then, depending on the crime the Police may decide to prosecute.

The victim cannot dictate the outcome.

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