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No, getting an injunction is a civil issue dealt with by a solicitor. Only in certain circumstances will the police get involved; i.e. when you or your solicitor think the behaviour by your ex partner/cohabitant amounts to a criminal offence.

The National Centre for Domestic Violence can obtain injunctions for those suffering from domestic violence. For a link to this and other websites that offer further guidance and support, please see the links in related information.

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