Police involved in a campaign targeting prolific and dangerous domestic violence offenders, and those involved in hate crime, have made more than 264 arrests.
Scotland Yard says that 10 per cent of calls to police in London each year are domestic violence related. So far this year police in the capital have recorded 30,000 domestic violence offences.
According to the Evening Standard, the arrests took place during the first 36 hours of the campaign, which involves all of the 32 London Boroughs.
Assistant Commissioner Simon Byrne, who is in charge of Territorial Policing, said: “The scale of the violence and abuse caused by those in domestic relationships is shocking. About one third of all women will suffer some form of physical or sexual abuse at the hands of their partners.
“Suffering behind closed doors should not and cannot be ignored. We all have a responsibility to put a stop to domestic violence.”