162 arrests made across South division as part of Operation Reckoning

Monday, March 6, 2023


162 people have been arrested across Preston, Chorley, South Ribble and West Lancashire as part of Op Reckoning, a month of action to tackle domestic abuse.
Throughout February, we have targeted a number of named suspects for domestic abuse related offences including threats to kill, assault and harassment. 
We have also visited people who are on police bail for domestic abuse offences ensuring they are adhering to their conditions and offered safeguarding advice and support to 34 vulnerable members of our community.
Domestic abuse can happen to anyone – regardless of their identified gender, sexuality or lifestyle and anyone can be an abuser.
It isn’t just physical violence – it can also be sexual, financial, emotional or controlling behaviour. 
Learn to spot the signs here What is Domestic Abuse? | Domestic Abuse in Lancashire (
Superintendent Steve Rides, said: “This month of action evidences our commitment to pursuing offenders and protecting victims of domestic abuse. These people take advantage of the most vulnerable victims, making them fully dependent on them. I hope that the results of Op Reckoning demonstrates to people that we will not stop until perpetrators are brought to justice and gives victims the confidence to speak up and seek help and support.”
If you want to report a crime, but you are not in immediate danger, you can call the police on 101 or report online here: Lancashire Constabulary - Report a Crime
If you need the police in an emergency, please do not be afraid to dial 999 - we will help you and protect you from danger.
If you’re in an abusive relationship and need to talk to someone, when you’re ready, you can call Lancashire Victim Services on 0300 323 0085 or visit
For other services in your area – click here Help & Support | No excuse for abuse

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