16 people held in domestic abuse crackdown

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Police in Edinburgh have detained sixteen people under Operation Wolf, as part of a crackdown on domestic abuse.

This week’s Operation Wolf activities saw officers focus on targeting the perpetrators of domestic assault, sexual offences and child protection issues.

As a result, a 31 year old man and a 47 year old man were charged with assault on a child, a 54 year old man was charged with stalking, and two 26 year old men were charged with sexual offences.

Police also executed two drug warrants at properties in the south west of the city.

A quantity of drugs was recovered at a house in Sighthill and a 49-year-old man was arrested and charged with drugs offences. He will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today.

A 51-year-old man and a 48-year-old man were arrested and reported to the Procurator Fiscal following the discovery of a quantity of cannabis at a property in Murrayfield Gardens.

Superintendent Matt Richards said: “The results this week are another great success for Operation Wolf. Domestic violence is a priority under Police Scotland, and this targeted week of action through Operation Wolf sends a message to perpetrators that we will investigate all reports of domestic abuse. Offenders, and in particular repeat offenders, have no place to hide. “Operation Wolf will continue to ensure local and national teams are combining to deal with the issues expressed by the public in their response to our Local Police Plan surveys.”