“Domestic abuse will not be tolerated”, say Lincolnshire Police at campaign relaunch

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Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police Neil Rhodes marked the official re-launch of the force’s campaign aimed at reducing alcohol-related violence and domestic abuse.

Operation NOVA specifically aims to encourage people to say ‘No to Violence and Abuse’. The campaign was relaunched in Boston on Thursday, December 10.

People are being urged to talk to their local neighbourhood policing teams to discuss any concerns they have.

Chief Constable Neil Rhodes said: “Much has already been done across the county to ensure it is a safe place to live.

“I sincerely believe we can always do more. If you are a victim of or witness to violent crime we need to know, pick up the phone, talk to our staff, and tell us.”

The operation will focus on reducing violent behaviour across the county using local plans to address local concerns.

Working in partnership with the district councils, the force aims to bring a reduction in the incidence of violent behaviour, provide reassurance to communities, and positively change public perception about violent crime levels and the safety of the public.

Neil added: “Lincolnshire remains one of the safest counties in the country to live, work and visit. We are determined to tackle violence and offer reassurance that individuals are less likely to become victims of violent crime in Lincolnshire than in other areas of the country.

Chief Superintendent Stuart Morrison, West Area Commander, said: “By its very name Operation NOVA is saying NO to violence and abuse. It will not be tolerated.

“Any type of violent or abusive behaviour will not be tolerated and will be dealt with robustly by the police. One of the keys to that happening is that incidents are reported to us.

“We rely greatly on intelligence and information from the public to help us investigate offences. Only if incidents are reported to us, can we deal with them.

Chief Superintendent Paula Wood, East Area Commander, added: “NOVA will also be fully supported in the east of Lincolnshire. There is no excuse for violent or abusive behaviour and anyone who acts in that way will be dealt with accordingly by our officers.”

Lincolnshire Police are sharing the details of Op NOVA unsocial media by using #OpNOVA.