Domestic abuse highlighted in third episode of Police: Hour of Duty
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This is the third episode of a major new documentary series showing the work of Derbyshire officers and staff.
We also see officers called to reports of a car smashing into a lamppost and a man is arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.
A concerned shopper calls 999 when they see a man in a Derby supermarket with a knife in his pocket and officers are dispatched to find him.
Officers make a surprising discovery when they intercept cans of dog food stuffed with cannabis and plan to raid the house they were due to be delivered to.
The program, which is now in its second series, was initially commissioned for a run of four episodes on Channel 5. During its 2020 run, the series saw more than 2 million people view each episode, topping the channels ratings chart.
If you are affected by the topics shown in tonight’s episode, which airs at 9pm, there are support services available.
Next week we are taking part in Operation Sceptre, the national week of action to tackle knife crime, watch out on our social media channels for more details.
Our domestic abuse campaign launched earlier this week, which seeks to raise awareness of coercive and controlling behaviour. For more information about the campaign, including support services available, please visit the dedicated area of our website: Coercive and Controlling behaviour | Derbyshire Constabulary