WITH a report on violence against women in Fiji being launched yesterday, the directive from the Fiji Police Force pertaining to domestic violence could not have come at a better time.
The force is pleading with members of the public not to resort to violence as a means of solving problems they have in the household, particularly given the domestic violence cases reported over the weekend.
"The Fiji Police Force is concerned at the number of domestic violence cases reported over the weekend and is calling on members of the public not to resort to violence when trying to deal with their frustration," a police statement yesterday by spokeswoman Ana Naisoro read.
"Domestic abuse affects people from all walks of life and in many different ways. Police are advising those in relationships to solve their issues in an amicable manner."
Police have noticed that over the festive season, assault cases related to alcohol consumption tended to be an issue.
"We don't want families to be separated this festive season however, this will be the unfortunate case for those caught on the wrong side of the law."