A police operation targeting domestic abuse suspects in Bedfordshire has made its 100th arrest.
Bedfordshire Police launched Operation Cadbury just over a year ago to disrupt suspected perpetrators of domestic abuse.
As well as making arrests, officers deployed on Cadbury check on suspects already subject to civil orders such as domestic violence protection orders to check they are being followed.
Officers have also conducted victim welfare checks and traced witnesses in domestic abuse investigations, supporting the work of the force’s dedicated Emerald domestic abuse team.
At the end of August officers working on Cadbury made the 100th arrest since the operation was launched in June last year.
The force has plans in the coming weeks to build on the success of Operation Cadbury by setting up a dedicated proactive team in Emerald to carry this work out.
Detective Sergeant Darren Armitage, from Emerald, said: “Arresting and disrupting perpetrators of domestic abuse is a fundamental part of our strategy.
“Getting these people off the streets keeps victims safe and allows us to put extra measures in place to stop their offending.
“This perpetrator focus, alongside the support we offer to victims through our victim engagement officers, specialist trained officers and partners in the Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership, mean we are tackling domestic abuse from every angle we can.
“We are determined to take enforcement action against abusers. Please come forward if you have concerns, whether that is about yourself or someone you know.”