Police Sergeant Says Domestic Abuse Reports Taken Seriously

Police light 2Scilly’s Police Sergeant says his team takes allegations of any assaults within relationships very seriously. And officers would never dismiss reports as, “just a domestic’.

Sergeant Colin Taylor’s comments follow an incident in the early hours of last Saturday when a local woman was arrested following allegations made by her partner who had sustained slight injuries. The woman was held at the Police station until she was fit to be bailed to an address separate from her partner.

After interview, the woman’s bail conditions have now been dropped and there won’t be further action, which Colin says, satisfies her partner.

He says in the confines of a small community like Scilly it is important that his team maintain discretion so people do not fear any reason to come forward and report concerns to Police.

He says that domestic abuse allegations are treated as one of the most serious enquiry types and much effort is spent in gathering evidence. And that can mean an arrest.

Colin says locals who find themselves in a domestic violence situation at any time of night or day should call 999 or 101 and the force Communications Department will alert a local officer who will be dispatched.