Police in Moray are to launch a crackdown on domestic abuse in the region with a team of up to 10 officers targeting addresses in Elgin and the surrounding district.
The police team will work alongside domestic abuse outreach workers with the aim of safeguarding victims and tracking down offenders.
Chief Inspector Willie Findlay has said the action is aimed at raising awareness of domestic abuse in Moray communities, adding that it is important to stress that help and support for victims is available.
He said: “Domestic abuse is a serious and ongoing problem in our society which is too often under reported.
“We will not tolerate any crime of this nature and all incidents will be thoroughly investigated and those responsible brought to justice.
“This latest operation is about raising awareness of the issue and helping to encourage victims of domestic abuse to come forward.”
Today’s operation is to be conducted alongside the Moray Domestic Abuse Partnership, who work with statutory and voluntary organisations.
Chief Inspectore Findlay added: “Police Scotland is committed to keeping people safe and will be working with a variety of partner agencies to support those who may have experienced or are at risk of experiencing domestic abuse.”