OXLEY police have warned more charges could flow after a series of arrests for serious domestic violence offences against women.
In Tamworth, two men - both behind bars for the first time - are facing up to 10 and 20 years' imprisonment for allegations against their partners including threats to kill, kidnapping, and serious violence.
One man, arrested in West Tamworth, faces allegations of intimidation, choking, kidnapping and assault against his partner at their home.
After his arrest, he was denied bail in Tamworth Local Court, and is behind bars for the first time.
In a second instance, a man was arrested at his Tamworth workplace, accused of serious domestic violence (DV) allegations, along with intimidation and assault.
He was denied bail in Tamworth court and had a subsequent release hearing refused in the NSW Supreme Court in Sydney this month.
Another serious case in Quirindi involving a weapon, along with another in Tamworth, has also seen police move on alleged offenders.
Much of the details of the cases cannot be reported for legal reasons.
Oxley Detective Acting Inspector Jason Darcy told the Leader the cases were just several in a string of cases where police had moved swiftly to arrest suspects.
"Police are seeing some serious instances of domestic violence offences, from intimidation to acts involving violence, and those men have been arrested and put before the courts," he said.
"Oxley police have a zero tolerance towards DV offending and we will act swiftly, make arrests and charge persons, like we have done in these matters."
Despite fears of DV spiking during the pandemic, Detective Darcy said police had been trying to intervene proactively, and prevent offences occurring.
We have dedicated officers and a number of support services across the region that are available to support victims of abuse.Oxley Detective Acting Inspector Jason Darcy
"Oxley police have a dedicated team supported by the Western Region high-risk DV team with a focus on these sorts of matters," he said.
"We see trends in DV, and ebbs and flows in offending at certain times, but we urge the public to come forward, it doesn't matter how serious the offence is - all domestic violence is a crime.
"We have dedicated officers and a number of support services across the region that are available to support victims of abuse."
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