FOURTEEN people were arrested across Ealing on Wednesday as police carried out a series of raids tackling domestic violence and hate crime.
Police in the borough took part in Operation Athena, a London-wide initiative and a bi-annual event since 2000.
This year’s campaign was primarily focussed on combatting violence against women, but also encompassed hate and faith crimes.
The arrests were for offences ranging from violence and common assault to breaches of court orders.
Borough Commander Andy Rowell (pictured above with Ealing Council leader Julian Bell) said: “These are vile crimes that target people when they are most vulnerable. Our approach is very simple. If you commit a crime and we have the evidence then we will put you before the courts.
“The campaign is about intervening. If you see or hear domestic abuse by dialing 999. People should not be suffering in silence.”