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Council tackles domestic abuse in District with number of injunctions in 2022

Posted on 14 March 2023

South Holland District Council brought three injunctions against individuals committing domestic violence during 2022.

Support from local residents proved vital in these cases, either by providing evidence, or reporting breaches once the injunctions have been put in place. Including one instance after a breach whereby a perpetrator was handed a four-month suspended prison sentence for 2 years and fined combined costs of £8,230.

As part of the three successful injunctions, the Council's Community Safety team was also able to use further enforcement measures as part of the injunctions, in the form of exclusion orders prohibiting the perpetrators access to the area.

Where reports of domestic abuse have impacted surrounding residents, such as shouting, swearing, verbal abuse, violence and damage to property - South Holland District Council has the power to not only protect neighbours, including our tenants but also the victim themselves.

Partnership working proved essential in these cases with Lincolnshire Police providing supportive evidence to help secure the Injunctions. South Holland District Council is also part of the Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Partnership, a county-wide group working together to reduce domestic abuse across Lincolnshire.

Councillor Gary Taylor, portfolio holder for communities and facilities said: "Domestic abuse is a serious offence and should be dealt with in the harshest possible terms, and our Community Safety team have worked hard over the last year to do just that - protecting victims and residents from a number of perpetrators, using the powers they have available."

"I would like to thank the members of the public who got in touch with the team, reporting incidents and then going on to provide evidence, they play a pivotal role in protecting vulnerable people."

If you, or anyone you know is suffering from domestic abuse please contact the Council's Community Safety team at or in an emergency please ring Lincolnshire Police on 999.

Support can be accessed by contacting EDAN Lincs on 01522 510041 or information can be accessed via their website