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Man who attacked partner and her friend at party handed five year sentence

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A man aged in his 20’s was sentenced at Craigavon Crown Court on Friday in connection with domestic abuse.

He was sentenced to five years imprisonment after he was found guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault after attacking his partner and her friend whilst they were at a party in August 2019.

He will serve the first two and a half years in prison followed by a period of two and a half years on licence.

Detective Inspector Hodge said: “I want to take this opportunity to encourage anyone who is a victim of any type of domestic abuse to report this to PSNI. 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.

“We are here to help you, and we will investigate all allegations of abuse and fully support you through the criminal justice process.

“I also want domestic abuse perpetrators to be aware that there are penalties and consequences for abusive actions within relationships.

“Domestic abuse is a terrifying and impactful crime and it is vital that victims know there is help available.

“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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