FAM­ILY HARM

South Waikato News - - Out & About -

The main is­sue that we have been hear­ing about this week is around fam­ily harm.

We have at­tended 26 re­ports of fam­ily harm, the ma­jor­ity of those [16-18] be­ing be­ing just over the week­end alone, which is quite high for us.

Only four of these re­sulted in ar­rests be­ing made and charges be­ing layed.

All the week­end fam­ily harm in­ci­dents have been al­co­hol driven which is an ob­vi­ous con­cern to us.

The mes­sage we have around this, is al­co­hol isn’t go­ing to make your prob­lems any bet­ter.

If you are go­ing to go out drink­ing leave your dis­cus­sions about re­la­tion­ships at home or don’t drink at all.

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