Domestic abuse is a constant concern for Police Scotland and officers across the North East are sending out the message that such behaviour will not be tolerated.
The festive season is a time of year that typically sees a rise in domestic abuse incidents, as additional pressures such as alcohol, financial problems, family and social gatherings or confinement at home due to bad weather, can increase pressure on relationships and result in abusive behaviour from one partner to another.
Police Scotland is launching a national campaign to raise awareness about domestic abuse and will be proactively target those individuals who abuse their partners in any way and bring them before the Court.
Detective Inspector Fiona Topping, from Aberdeenshire & Moray Division, said: “Perpetrators should be in no doubt, your behaviour is your responsibility and impacts on you, your family, your children, your friends, neighbours and work colleagues.
“You won’t get away with abusing your partner - there will be consequences.
“Officers from Aberdeenshire & Moray Division have already undertaken a number of days of action as part of Operation ALCOR to give a clear message that domestic abuse will not be tolerated.
“We will continue to target perpetrators and those who have previously offended, as well as raise awareness of the issue and encourage victims not to suffer in silence.”
DI Topping added: “Our message this festive period is clear.
“Domestic abuse is never acceptable, whatever time of year it is.
“We are here to listen and we will help.
“If you abuse your partner, we will find you.”
Anyone who has any concerns about domestic abuse is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.