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Male (29) sentenced for 16 months in domestic abuse case at Antrim Crown Court

Detectives from Police Service of Northern Ireland's Public Protection Branch (PPB) have welcomed the sentence handed down to a 29-year old man at Antrim Crown Court, today, Tuesday, 26 January.

The 29 year old man was sentenced to 16 months for offences including common assault and harassment.

Detective Chief Inspector Lindsay Fisher, from the Police Service Northern Ireland's Public Protection Branch, said: “No one should feel unsafe in their own home or with their partner, and this sentence sends the message to perpetrators of abuse that there are consequences and penalties for violent and abusive actions within relationships.

“Domestic abuse is a terrifying crime that can affect anyone. Public Protection Branch detectives are committed to investigating all reports of domestic and sexual offences and would encourage anyone suffering at the hands of an abuser to please get in touch. We will treat you with sensitivity and respect and help you explore your options to get justice.”

Police can be contacted by calling 101, or in an emergency by calling 999.

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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