Police campaign tackles violence in Derbyshire Dales

Police say violence has decreased during an anti-social behaviour campaign in the Derbyshire Dales.

Derbyshire police said there was a 38% drop in reported assaults during Operation Impact in June.

The operation, which ran into July, included an increase in patrols in the area and closer cooperation with pub and club owners.

Domestic violence posters were also distributed to encourage victims to come forward.

There were 18 assaults in the area in June this year compared to 29 last June, a police spokesman said.

Inspector Bryan Hall said: "Weekend patrols have been increased and pubs and bars are being regularly visited to make sure people can enjoy a safe, peaceful night out in the Dales."

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