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Police welcome sentencing of man in connection with serious domestic abuse incident

Detectives from Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Public Protection Branch (PPB) have welcomed the sentence handed down to a man aged in his 20s at Craigavon Crown Court today, Thursday 11 February 2021, in connection with a serious domestic abuse incident in Craigavon, in December 2019.

He was sentenced to:

37 months imprisonment with 15 months in custody and 22 months on licence for Arson

6 months imprisonment and 6 months on licence for Possession of Offensive Weapon with Intent to commit an indictable offence

6 months imprisonment and 6 months on licence for Threats to Kill

3 months imprisonment and 3 months on licence for Resisting Police

All imprisonment and licence terms to run concurrently

Detective Inspector Hamill said: “The victims in this case have shown immense strength and commitment in supporting this case through the courts.

“Domestic abuse is a terrifying and impactful crime and very often people who are being abused feel isolated, vulnerable and frightened and don’t know where to turn. It is vital that victims know there is help available and I would encourage anyone suffering domestic abuse to come forward and report the matter to the police. We are here to help you and we will robustly investigate all allegations of abuse and fully support you through the criminal justice process. Please be assured that you can come forward in confidence and speak to detectives in Public Protection Branch who will treat you with sensitivity and respect.

“Anyone who is suffering from domestic abuse can contact police on the non-emergency 101 number, or 999 in an emergency.

“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 for which is 0808 802 1414.”


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