Domestic violence offender remains in jail serving his sentence
In last week’s Sound Telegraph we ran a page 1 story with the headline: “Prison sentencing reversed” and an opening sentence: “A con- victed domestic violence offender has been released from jail a week after being given a nine-month prison sentence following an appeal from his wife and victim.”
This headline and sentence were wrong.
There was no appeal against the offender’s conviction and he remains in jail serving his sentence. The case in the Rockingham Magistrate’s Court was an applica- tion by the man’s wife to lift a restraining order against him.
The court had no option but to grant the application.