Police coronavirus messages: domestic abuse, coronavirus


Don’t delay in seeking help during the current coronavirus situation.

Call the 24-hour Domestic Abuse Helpline in
confidence on 0800 027 1234 or visit safer.scot

Domestic abuse is a crime.

Call 101 to report it or 999 in an emergency.

Letter from POLICE SCOTLAND – Edinburgh City Division

I wish to convey my sincere thanks for your cooperation, support and fortitude during this period of unprecedented challenge.

Many of you will have been directly affected by the unfolding coronavirus pandemic and my thoughts are with you and your families during these uncertain times.

The sacrifices made by colleagues in health and social care are truly humbling and Police Scotland is committed to supporting NHS Lothian, the City of Edinburgh Council, statutory partners and the third sector to meet the welfare requirements of
those in need.

I wish to reassure you that, as ever, we stand ready to serve Edinburgh’s communities and keep people safe. You can contact us in the following ways should you require our assistance:

The Police Scotland website provides helpful crime prevention guidance and practical advice to stay safe. It can be accessed at https://www.scotland.police.uk.

I have been heartened to witness, first-hand, Edinburgh’s communities pulling together and supporting each other in this time of crisis. Please continue to play your part by
following our Government’s instructions and adhering to social distancing requirements.

It’s important to me that we best meet your needs and those of your community. Therefore, I’d be grateful if you’d take a few moments to share your views and suggestions by completing the ‘Your Police 2020-2021’ survey which is available at the following link: https://consult.scotland.police.uk/surveys/your-police-2020-2021

Edinburgh is a strong, resilient and adaptable city, as are its people and your help and continued forbearance will see us through this testing period.

Chief Superintendent Sean Scott

Divisional Commander, Edinburgh City Division, Police Scotland.