Children who saw an alleged domestic incident unfold in front of them, have sent heartfelt letters and drawings to the Leicestershire Police Officers who ‘saved their lives.’
The touching tributes, which were posted online, were created for the officers who responded to the incident, which was said to be ‘high risk’.
The children, who haven’t been named, thank acting officers for saving their lives on the day in question.
In a Tweet, Rob Nixon, Acting Chief Constable for Leicestershire Police, revealed that the alleged domestic incident, had taken place in “full view if the children” concerned.
He labelled the letters and drawings sent to officers as “bittersweet.”
“It is wonderful to see how brilliantly the officers provided care for the children but sad that this will be a life experience they will never forget,” he said.
“Massive thank you to all the officers involved, Utterly professional, caring and clearly impactive.”
Mr Nixon revealed that the family have been safeguarded and the offender, a 46-year-old man, has been arrested.
Responding to the tributes, Nadia Rana, Operational Command Inspector at Leicestershire Police, said: “Sometimes we never realise the true impact we have on people’s lives. These pictures paint a thousand words.”
Anyone who wishes to report domestic abuse, should contact Leicestershire Police on 101, or 999 in an emergency.