Break in, threats to ex-partner
A MAN, who cannot be named, has been handed a suspended prison sentence after breaking a domestic violence protection order.
The court heard how on November 26, police were called to a domestic violence incident at a home address.
Police spoke to the victim, who said earlier in the night she had heard banging on the glass doors at the front of the house and saw her former partner standing outside.
About 5.45am she said she felt a tapping on her shoulder as she slept and saw the man standing over her. He then ushered her to follow him outside.
The man said he could have stabbed her and said he would stab the other man (in the woman’s bed) before killing himself.
The man who was in bed with the woman then called police.
On December 29 the man also made threatening phone calls to the victim but handed himself in on February 11.
The man was sentenced to four months imprisonment wholly suspended for 12 months for the first November 26 offence and three months imprisonment wholly suspended for 12 months for the December 29 offence.