Police make domestic assault arrests as part of London-wide raids

Tower Hamlets police officers made 14 arrests for offences including domestic assault and harassment as part of a London-wide operation on November 25.

Officers from the Community Safety Unit conducted dawn raids as part of Operation Athena, designed to tackle domestic violence, homophobic and race hate crime.

The 14 arrests resulted in two charges and five cautions with the remainder being released on police bail pending further enquiries.

DS Henry Akhigbe from the Community Safety Unit said: “These arrests show that Tower Hamlets police are committed to targeting people who commit hate crime and hold them to account.

“We would urge anyone who is a victim of hate crime to report it to police”

The operation was timed to coincide with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, known as White Ribbon Day.

The Metropolitan Police Service arrested 147 individuals across the capital during the operation.