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Co Antrim man sentenced for for domestic abuse offences at Ballymena Crown Court

Today, Tuesday 7th February, a 54 year old man from the Ballyclare area was sentenced at Ballymena Crown Court for a number of offences including; domestic abuse, threats to kill, common assault and criminal damage.

William Currie will serve one year and three months in custody.

Detective Constable Gavin Harvey said:

"The victim in this case has been left shaken and we commend her bravery in working with us in order to bring Currie before the courts today.

"Currie controlled and belittled his victim, escalating to physical harm and threats.

"Domestic abuse is not just physical and last year coercive controlling behaviours were made a criminal offence in Northern Ireland. We don't want any victim to suffer in silence anymore.

"We are urging any victim who is frightened in their own home to reach out to us on 101 or 999 in case of emergency. We can help you.

"A 24-hour Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline is also available to anyone who has concerns about domestic or sexual abuse, now or in the past. The number to call is 0808 802 1414."


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