Break in, threats to ex-part­ner

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

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.

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