Six people were arrested during a police operation tackling domestic violence crimes in Hounslow.

In support of International Women’s Day on Tuesday (March 8), officers located six outstanding wanted suspects, following investigations from Hounslow’s community safety unit of the five men and one woman.

Hounslow police also went down to West Thames College on Wednesday (March 9), and spoke to students, raising awareness of domestic violence related issues, targeting offenders and building on outreach work and support to victims of domestic crimes.

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Detective Inspector Helen Flanagan, who leads Hounslow’s community safety unit, which gathers evidence to bring perpetrators before the courts, said: “This activity demonstrates our long-term commitment to bringing offenders to justice, and supporting and understanding every victim, irrespective of their age, gender or background.

"Ultimately our community deserves the highest level of victim care and today is crucial in delivering this promise.

“As part of our ongoing response to domestic violence offenders we have dedicated specialist resources and intelligence in place to locate and arrest outstanding wanted suspects.

“Officers are offering specialist support and advice to victims at drop in centres across the borough and listening to the experiences that they have had with police in the past.

"Wherever possible we are learning and adapting our way of working to encourage and support every victim who comes to our attention with the utmost sensitivity and professionalism.”

Hounslow was officially named a white ribbon borough in its fight to end violence against women in December last year.

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Victims of domestic violence can get help from the following places:

In an emergency always dial 999

Hounslow police community safety unit, 020 8247 6587

Hounslow domestic violence outreach service, 020 8247 6466

Freephone 24hr National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247

Refuge Domestic Violence floating support service, 020 8742 7745, www.refuge.org.uk

National Child Protection Helpline, 0808 800 5000

Broken Rainbow Helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender victims, 08452 60 44 60

Outwest for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in west London, 020 8892 5061, www.outwest.org.uk