147 Arrested In Dawn Raids
25 November 2010, 15:09
147 people have been arrested in dawn raids by the Met Police this morning, as part of an operation to tackle domestic violence and hate crimes.
It's been timed to coincide with today's White Ribbon Day, which is to combat all forms of violence against women.
And it comes as anyone suspected of beating up their partner could be banned from going home for 4 weeks under plans unveiled by the Home Secretary.
The "go orders" will enable police to step in and ban suspected attackers from the victim's home even if they are too afraid of taking action themselves or if no criminal proceedings are possible.
The year long pilot scheme will start next summer in Greater Manchester, Wiltshire and West Mercia.