The Metropolitan Police Service has carried out an operation to help victims of domestic violence by targeting known domestic abusers.
In the first three days of the operation, the police made 264 arrests.
Assistant Commissioner Simon Byrne, in charge of Territorial Policing said:
"The scale of the violence and abuse caused by those in domestic relationships is shocking. About one third of all women will suffer some form of physical or sexual abuse at the hands of their partners.
"Suffering behind closed doors should not and cannot be ignored. We all have a responsibility to put a stop to domestic violence."